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ASCI Felicitated by the World Record Union

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) was felicitated by the World Record Union as one of the top 20 record holder achievers for the year 2020 for the incredible record on the theme of "Maximum Number of Farmers assessed on a single day”. Editors of seven countries Record Books have participated – India, Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, USA, and UK & Bangladesh. The Record was also selected to be placed in the Indonesian Record Museum (Largest record museum in world) as a part of World Record Holders’ meet on 27th December 2019 at New Delhi.

This record was created on World Skill Day - 15th July 2019 wherein Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) undertook to create an Asia and National Record under India & Asia Book of Records simultaneously.  There is no previous record in any of the national record books where "Maximum Number of Farmers assessed on a single day”.

The record was created when in a single day in 4 districts at 19 locations in Maharashtra, 3000 Farmers from 33 villages from 11 Blocks were assessed which included men, women and youth from various social categories. Majority of the candidates participated in the event were women who were assessed, post-training, thus empowering women and providing them an opportunity to become decision makers.

An extraordinary initiative and a high turnout of farmers made this record a great success!!

The feat was an attempted to mark the fourth year of the National Skill Development Mission which was launched on the 15th of July 2015 by the Government of India (GoI). The participant farmers were assessed and certified as Group Farming Practitioners under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, a flagship program of the Government of India under the Skill India Mission.

Agriculture Skill Council of India has embarked on several other initiatives with state governments Pan India, to improve the livelihoods of farmers, farm and wage workers, self-employed and extension workers engaged in various agriculture segments. 

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