Minister Mrs. Chitnis at ‘Poshan Ke Liye Krishi Aur Poshan Jagrukta’ workshop
Bhopal, January 11, 2017 (Ataullah Faizan): Minister for Women and Child Development Mrs. Archana Chitnis said that Anand Nutrition Fairs will be organised in all the districts of the state. A meal in group is a source of pleasure. These fairs will become source of nutrition literacy besides pleasure. Moreover, these fairs will facilitate expanding information about nutrition. She mentioned that the department is making effort to provide nutrition calendar in each kitchen. Mrs. Chitnis was addressing the concluding session of the Two day workshop on ‘Poshan Ke liye Krishi Aur Poshan Jagrukta”. Mrs. Chitnis further mentioned that nutrition cannot be limited to the organisational level. This issue is linked to the family and social, economic and geographic condition of the community. The workshop has been organised to initiate coordinated initiative for its solution. In this regard consent was given on cooperation of Forest department for development of nursery by women self help groups and implementation of Panchwati Se Poshan scheme. Director Animal Husbandry Dr. R.K. Rokde informed that a scheme is being started by his department to encourage women of the B.P.L. families to raise goats and fowls. This scheme is being implemented with an objective to make availability of nutrition elements besides its consumption.
This will improve their nutrition level. Dividing state in 8 parts on the basis of agriculture and climatic conditions, 8 groups were formed in order to develop nutrition security policy for these regions. These groups were consisting of officers of agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry departments beside food scientists, nutrition experts and officers of the women and child development department. Presentations were given by these groups on Developed Nutrition Security Strategy on the basis of food items available in their regions in the workshop.
Moreover, deliberations took place to develop gardens at the terrace of the houses in urban areas, to encourage goat farming and to encourage people to adopt organic farming. Commissioner Integrated Child Development Project Mrs. Pushpalata Singh, Commissioner Women Empowerment Mrs. Jaishree Kiyawat, Mr. Jain of Deendayal Research Institute, Officers of Forest, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Representatives of Farmers Development Centres, Indian Council of Agriculture Research and Subject Experts were present in the workshop.