Secretary DARE and DG ICAR inaugurates Interface on Agriculture for Nutrition at ATARI

Jabalpur, 8 February 2017.

Dr Trilochan Mohapatra emphasized the importance of fortification in food as well as nutri-gardens for nutrition secure nation. He also highlighted the need to increase the farmers income. Dr Mohapatra asked KVK scientists to work towards betterment of farming community and make use of culinary diversity available.

Secretary DARE and DG ICAR inaugurated Interface on Agriculture for Nutrition at ATARISecretary DARE and DG ICAR inaugurated Interface on Agriculture for Nutrition at ATARI

Smt. Pushpalata Singh (Commissioner, ICDS, Bhopal ) in her address highlighted the need to work in campaign mode to create awareness about nutritional security and mentioned various schemes of government in this direction.

Smt  Jayashree  Kiyawat (Commissioner, Women Empowerment, Bhopal) in her address stressed the need for diversified diet for healthy lifestyle.  Dr. Anupam Mishra (Director, ATARI, Jabalpur) highlighted various initiatives of KVKs of ATARI Jabalpur towards fulfilling nutritional requirements through joint efforts of agriculture and allied departments. He also highlighted the need to address nutritional requirement in concerted way by addressing production, accessibility and literacy about nutrition. A mobile app Digital Soil Health Card has been inaugurated on the occasion by Dr Trilochan Mohapatra.

An Exhibition was also organized by KVKs from Madhya Pradesh to sensitize the mass on the nutritional security through nutri-rich agriculture vis-à-vis nutrition literacy for inclusion of the same in the daily diet.

(Courtesy: English Editorial Unit)