Poshan Vatika Mahaabhiyan
ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad on September 17,2021
at Yellamma Tanda ,Manchal,Ranga Reddy,Telangana
A comprehensive program on Curtain Raiser On “International Year of Millets 2023”, as desired by ministry and ICAR was organized in tribal village of Ranga Reddy district of Telangana about 41 farmers and 86 school girls attended the program on September 17, 2021.On this occasion, vegetable mini kits of ten different varieties (tomato, brinjal, bottle gourd, beans, amaranth, methi, bhindi etc) were distributed to set up kitchen garden for ensuring dietary diversity and nutritional security of families. The seeds of Nutritious rice varieties (DRRDHAN 48, Imporved Samba mahsuri) developed by ICAR-IIRR were distributed to farmers for overcoming malnutrition and managing diabetes with low GI variety.
The scientists of ICAR-IIRR delivered lectures on the topics relevant to the theme on Importance of Poshan Abhiyan-GOI program(Dr.Amtul Waris) Nutri-cereals and their role in human health(Dr.C N Neeraja) , eco friendly cultivation practices for healthy foods(Dr. Chitra S.), Nutritious rice for healthy work force (Dr.Jyothi Badri) and Farmer Interest groups for cultivation of nutri-cereals(Dr.B.Nirmala)
The program was a grand success and Presided by Sarpanch, Sri.Jagan Reddy and with active collaboration of NGO, Vikasith Rythu Sankshema Samithi(VKRSS)