Scientist's-Farmer's Interface at Zero District Nabrangapur , Odisha to eradicate Hunger of Tribals

Under Inter Institutional Research Project on Exploratory study on nutritional status of Nabrangapur district of Odisha, ICAR- Central Institute for Women in Agriculture organized a Scientist's-Farmer's Interface at Zero District of Nabarangpur to eradicate Hunger of Tribals. This programme was organized at Semla village, Umerkote block of Nabarangpur district with the supports from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nabarangpur. The Child Development Project Officer(CDPO), ICDS of Umerkote Mrs S. Gita and Senior Scientist and Head Dr. D.V Singh graced this occasion and Sarapanch of the Semla village addressed to the tribal women. Dr D. V. Singh described various method for reviving the existing SHGs and venturing work on processing, value addition of locally available seeds, vegetable & fruits. In addition to this he motivated the tribal farm women to do mushroom cultivation, honey bee rearing, verimcomposting etc. for nutritional security and income generation. The CDPO Mrs. S. Gita discussed about the various facilities, schemes etc.. which are being provided through ICDS project. She emphasized for utilizing the benefits through the Anganwadi Centre regularly to reduce hunger and malnutrition of mother and children through supplementary foods and immunization. She also gave various solution to the problems related to malnutrition. More than 80 tribal women and children participated in the programme. This Interface was coordinated by the project team Dr. S. K. Srivastava, Dr. Ananta Sarkar, Ms. Gayatri Moharana and with the help of technical assistance by Atul Chetan Hemrom and Subrat Kumar Das.