SRINAGAR: Division of Forest Resource Management, Faculty of Forestry SKUAST Kashmir starts SKILL Training for Rural Youth (STRY) training on, “Entrepreneurship Development in Value Chain Improvement of Non Timber Forest Resources (NTFRs)” to train unemployed rural youth from different parts of valley. The program is sponsored by State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) and National Centre for Management of Agricultural Extension (MANAGE). Prof. D. M. Makhdoomi (Director, Extension, SKUAST-K ) and Chief Guest of the program in his speech laid stress on empowering youth with such trainings. Prof. S. A. Gangoo (Dean, Faculty of Forestry) in his speech described as Non Timber Forest Resources as a wonderful opportunity for entrepreneurship in forestry sector. Prof. M. A. Islam (HoD, FRM and Training Coordinator) highlighted the importance of the training program for entrepreneurship development and livelihood diversification among the rural youth. In the beginning, Dr. Akhlaq Amin Wani (Assoc. Prof. FRM) welcomed the guests and gave insights regarding the training. Dr. S.N.Z. Geelani (HOD, SBS) presented formal vote of thanks at the end. The training was attended by 25 unemployed rural youth of the Valley.