Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Workshop inaugurated at Umiam, Shillong

Two days National Seminar on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture at ICAR Research Complex, Barapani, Shillong was organised at 23-24 June, 2017. Hon’ble Governor of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh Sh. P. B. Acharya in his inaugural address highlighted the biodiversity and cultural diversity in the north eastern region of India. Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya and Assam Sh. Banwarilal Purohit delivered presidential address in the seminar focussed on importance of agriculture for nutrition, importance of coarse cereals in diet etc. Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister of Women and Child Development, Govt of Madhya Pradesh elaborated on various programmes of government of Madhya Pradesh in fighting malnutrition and making 313 villages in nutrition smart in the state. Dr. Vandana Shiva noted environmentalist delivered a keynote address of the workshop. Smt Ramshila Sahoo, minister of WCD, Chhattisgarh, Sh. M. Kandasamy, minister of Welfare Puduchhery, sh. Atul Jain, General Secretary, Deen Dayal Research Institute, Delhi, Dr. K. M. Bujarbaruah, VC, Assam Agriculture University, Dr. S. V. Nagchan, director, ICAR RC NEH, Dr. Anupam Mishra, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jabalpur, Dr. B.C. Deka, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Umiam, Dr. A. K. Tripathi, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Guwahati, Directors of ICAR Institutes, eminent experts from reputed organizations across the country working in the field of agriculture, Nutrition, Health, higher officials from state government, participants from KVKs, farmers participated in the programme.

The book “ Kuposhan Unmulan hetu Poshan Prabandhan Margardashika” published by ICAR-ATARI, Jabalpur was released during the inaugural session.