Published On : Sun, Aug 18th, 2013
Education | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

ZP launches ambitious scheme for students to have work experience with Agriculture

 

According to rules and regulations, the schools having a big ground with boundary walls, and adequate water can go for farming of vegetables. The Agriculture Department will make available the seed and saplings. The farming of brinjals, tomatoes, spinach, chilies, onions etc could be done by the schools. This will provide the much needed farming information to students, and the students would enjoy the garden fresh vegetables.

 

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The school students in Nagpur District will now grow vegetables, and, eat them, too. Agriculture has been added in the course as work experience for students under Kitchen Garden Scheme. The produce would be used in the Mid-Day Meal. However, the decision of the Education Department has created a crop of difficulties for school managements and they are opposing the move. The reason for opposition is over burdening  the staff.

PROBLEMATIC TASK:

The Education Department of Nagpur District, as work experience for students, has started the scheme for them to have a feel of the agriculture. Accordingly, the school managements have been issued rules and regulations for implementing the scheme. However, some Headmasters, on the condition of anonymity, said, there is already bar on fresh appointment of teachers and class IV employees. Even though the Agriculture has been made a part of the course, the sowing of vegetables and nursing them properly is full of problems. Moreover, the RTI has already sucked the teachers with paper works. In this situation of all-odds, it is impossible to take care of vegetable crops.

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS:

According to rules and regulations, the schools having a big ground with boundary walls, and adequate water can go for farming of vegetables. The Agriculture Department will make available the seed and saplings. The farming of brinjals, tomatoes, spinach, chilies, onions etc could be done by the schools. This will provide the much needed farming information to students, and the students would enjoy the garden fresh vegetables.

FARMING KNOWLEDGE:

The Education Officer (Primary), Zilla Parishad, Someshwar Naitam said, “The students would get acquainted with the Agriculture which will help in personality development. The students would also cherish their hard work in the form of the vegetables in their Mid-Day Meal. The scheme is not mandatory but the schools having all the facilities would have to implement the schemes,” Naitam said.