FROM THE DESK OF DIRECTOR
The Combined Probationary Training Programmes (CPTP) has been introduced in the State in the year 2014 and VANAMATI is entrusted with the task of organizing these programmes Group B officers for the direct recruits of the Maharashtra State Civil Services. The programme is based on the lines of the training for All India Services Officers The Indian economy has grown by leaps and bounds, harnessing the advent of new technologies, services and global systems thereby making it a force to reckon with. However, while doing so, there has been a palpable change in its perspective towards the farmers.
The Indian economy has recently re-shifted its focus on the ‘poor farmer’; addressing his various troubles and identifying itself with his never ending turmoil.
The need of the hour is to update the farmer and bring him into the fold of the twenty-first century. Only then will he be able to take his rightful place in the pantheons of the Builders of the Indian Economy.The aim should not be to help, assist or support him, but instead, it should be enable, assert and propel his potential into the upliftment of the Indian economy.
In order to achieve this aim, concerted efforts must be made by the people in-charge to develop the capabilities of the farmers through education and capacity building. Thus, the need of the hour is to identify and train bright young minds in both the farms and the government to tackle the issues faced by the farmers. There is a need to develop the skill set of the men and women in the Department of Agriculture. This will sensitize and sustain the effectiveness of the intervention. It is my vision that VANAMATI shall take up this mantle and take concrete efforts in this direction.