State Times NewsJAMMU: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Jammu, under administrative control of SKUAST-Jammu working under the leadership of Prof J P Sharma Vice Chancellor and overall supervision of Dr S K Gupta Director Extension, on Thursday organised awareness-cum-training programme at village Flora, Tehsil R S Pura, Jammu to sensitize the rural women as a part of the celebration of Rashtriya Poshan Maah being observed across the country.The programme was organised in collaboration with IFFCO which was attended by more than 60 women including farmers, Anganwari workers, Sarpanch, Panchs and local NGOs operational in the area.The programme was organised in continuation to the various activities being undertaken by KVK Jammu for mass sensitization towards identification and tracking children with severe deficiency and acute malnutrition and plantation drive for promotion of Kitchen gardens.Nodal Officer NARI (Nutri sensitive Agriculture),KVK Jammu Dr. Sheetal Badyal provided an overview of the historic importance of celebrating National Nutrition Month all over the country since 1983 to aware the people more specifically, the women about their health and well-being and to enhance their sensitivity vis-a-vis their food habits and the nutrition they take.All aspects of women health were discussed in the programme which included Integrated Nutritive Diets for the women of all the age groups.Highly nutritive and low calorie food items, nutritive diets during critical life stages and prevention of iron deficiency anemia.Dr Badyal also focused on nutritive Thali for a balanced diet.Dr. Ravneet Kour Co-Nodal officer NARI, KVK Jammu stressed on of availability of safe and nutritious diets through promotion of homestead or organic kitchen gardens and spoke on various nutria garden models for ensuring availability of round the year and package of practises of fruits and horticulture crops.Dr Prem Kumar SMS Fisheries focussed on inclusion of fish in the diet for protein deficiency and role of bio fortified varieties in providing nutrition.Vivek Verma, Field Officer, IFFCO, Jammu stressed on IFFCO Nano Nitrogen products.Others who participated in the programme include Harjinder Singh, Field Officer, IFFCO, Udhampur, Sarpanch, panch of village, Anganwari supervisors and workers, and CSS (NGO) representatives from the area. The programme culminated with a vote of thanks by Poonam Abrol.
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