9th January 2016, Bhopal
A two-day workshop on “Agriculture for Nutrition & Nutritional Awareness” January 9-10, 2017 was inaugurated here today.
The workshop was jointly organised by ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone-VII, Jabalpur & Women & Child Development Department (Madhya Pradesh).
Shri Gauri Shankar Bisen, Minister for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Madhya Pradesh said the nutritional security exists in locally available food material. There is need to explore and make the societies aware about its consumption and yoga, he added.
Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister, Women & Child Development, Madhya Pradesh announced to developed one nutritional smart village in each block of Madhya Pradesh for dissemination of traditional and scientific knowledge among society. She also assured that nutritional calendar will be provided to each family for increasing level of nutritional education.
Sri Surya Prakash Meena, Minister, Horticulture & Food Processing, Madhya Pradesh committed for all kind of support for production and processing of vegetable and fruits for nutritional security.
Dr. Anupam Mishra, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Zone–VII, Jabalpur briefed about the objectives and outlines of the workshop.
Officials of Women & Child Development, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, ATMA, progressive farmers attended the event.
Scientists of the Krishi Vigyan Kendras from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh & Orissa gave their technical input in the workshop.
An Exhibition was also organized by KVKs of Zone VII on theme Agriculture for Nutrition & Nutritional Awareness” on this occasion.
(Source: ICAR - ATARI, Zone VII, Jabalpur)