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Celebration of Mahila Kisan Divas at Sal Village

Mahila Kisan Divas was celebrated at Sal, Bicholim, on 15/10/18. During the inaugural session Mr. H R C Prabhu, Programme Coordinator I/C,, KVK explained the purpose of Mahila Kisan Diwas celebration. Dr. Priyadevi, Principal Scientist, ICAR – CCARI, spoke about the role of women in agriculture and also was judge for cooking competition. In the technical session, Mrs. Sunetra Talaulikar, SMS (Home Science) spoke on importance of kitchen garden and Nutri-Sensitive agriculture in order to develop Sal village as Nutri-smart village. Beneficiaries were given seed kits which included different locally cultivated vegetables and also explained importance of vegetables in diet. Participants were motivated to establish kitchen garden in every household of the village to get safe and organically cultivated vegetables. Mr Shashi Vishwakarma, Technical officer, gave lecture on vermicomposting and soil health. Mr Prakash Raut, Sarpanch, Sal Village Panchayat, released a folder on ‘Kitchen Garden’, written by Mrs. Sunetra Talaulikar, SMS (Home Science). As a part of the programme cooking competition was organized on the title nutritious recipes from Ragi and Horse Gram (Kulith), in witch 21 ladies participated from different SHG’s of the village and awarded the prizes. Vermi bag and Dustbin was distributed as part of Swachhta Mission in the village. The programme was attended by 60 farm women. Dr Sanjaykumar Udharwar, SMS(Animal Science) spoke on role of women in dairy enterprise and proposed vote of thanks.

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