ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal organized a nutritional mela on 11th August 2017 at Government Home Science PG College, Hoshangabad. ICAR-CIAE has developed many technologies for use of soybean as protein-calorie supplement in the regular diet of people of vegetarian diet pattern. These technologies/process are easy to implement at house hold level but lack of awareness and mass misconception about soy based foods prevent them from inclusion in daily diet.
Dr. K.K. Singh, Director, CIAE assured full scientific and technical support in promotion of highly nutritional foods through capacity building and entrepreneurship development for the stakeholders of Hoshangabad District.
Shri Umakant Umrao, IAS, Commissioner, Narmadapuram Division, Hoshangabad applauded initiative of ICAR-CIAE to popularize soy based protein rich products. He suggested that ICAR-CIAE should have a MoU with district administration for conducting different programmes to overcome malnutrition.
Shri Avinash Lavaniya, IAS, District Collector Hoshangabad, assured full support of district administration and different functionaries and hoped that the efforts will help eradicate malnutrition in the Hoshangabad district within next five years.
Shri P. C. Sharma, IAS, CEO Hoshangabad, Sh. Swapnil Wankhede, IAS, Asstt. Collector, Hoshangabad and other senior officials of Women and Child Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh also graced the occassion.
Around 400 participants including officials of Integrated Child Development Scheme, KVKs, NGOs, College of Home Science, volunteers of Atal Bal Palak Scheme (Doctors, Advocates, businessman, Janpratinidhi, social workers), members of self-help group and college students attended this programme.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal)