KVK programmes under Poshan Maah

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/17/2020 12:52:26 PM IST

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) under Poshan Maah conducted programmes for improving nutrition of children, pregnant and lactating mothers at their respective KVK centres in Nagaland. 

KVK Kohima: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kohima organised a programme under Poshan Abhiyan at KVK Kohima office on September 17. A press release by KVK Kohima, senior scientist and head Dr. Ruokuovilie Mezhatsu  stated that Khekali Sema ACTO (Horticulture) spoke on the topic “Awareness on nutritional garden” while Keviyieno Zhasa technical officer (Home Science) deliberated on “Awareness on Nutri-Thali”. A total of 56 participants attended the programme out of which 30 were Anganwadi workers and 26 were farm women representing eight villages under Tseminyu sub-division. Seeds/planting materials were also given to participants. Programme was chaired by Imtisenla ACTO (Agronomy), key note address by Dr. Ruokuovilie Mezhatsu and vote of thanks pronounced by Dr. Temjennungsang ACTO (Animal Science).

KVK Dimapur: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Dimapur ICAR Complex for NEH Region Nagaland Centre, Medziphema observed a programme on September 17 at training hall, KVK Dimapur.

A press release by KVK Dimapur stated that, chief guest ADC Medziphema, Thsuvusie Phoji updated the current situation of Covid-19 in Nagaland and Medziphema sub-division in particular and advised the gatherings to follow all the SOPs. 

Special guest, Bharatiya Farmers Agro Business Development Cooperative Ltd president, P. H. Tripathi highlighted about the importance of nutrition and appealed to all the participants to have their own nutritional garden. CDPO, Medziphema, Tsungrosongla Ao stressed that, 30% of the children’s death in India were directly or indirectly linked to malnutrition. 

During the technical session, talks were delivered by Imliakum Pongen, farm manager and Dr. Moanaro PA, KVK Dimapur respectively. Earlier programme was chaired by ACTO, plant protection, E. Lireni Kikon, welcome address by i/c head KVK Dimapur, Dr. Ebibeni Ngullie. 130 packets of winter vegetable seeds provided by IFFCO were given to all the participants and vote of thanks delivered by CTO Home Science, Kenny V. Rhetso. 42 anganwadi workers and women farmers attended the programme. 

KVK Mokokchung: In Mokokchung, the programme was held at KVK office with SDO (C) Dharam Raj as special guest on September 17. 

A press release by KVK Mokokchung stated that, Dharam Raj appraised the participants on benefits of having nutri-garden around the households and on nutrition value for infants, pregnant & lactating mother. Various topics were shared by the resource persons Samuel Sangtam, ACTO (Agronomy), Lentinaro, area coordinator (Livelihoods), NSRLM, Changtongya block and Bendangjungla, ACTO (Genetics Plant & Breeding) respectively.

Earlier, technical officer Ilika Achumi, chaired the programme, keynote address was delivered by Dr. Keviletsu Khate, senior scientist & head, KVK Mokokchung. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Ruopfuselhou Kehie, ACTO (Entomology). Altogether 56 participants comprising of farm women and anganwadi workers attended the programme. Vegetable seeds along with package and practices were given to the participants.

KVK Peren: KVK Peren, under ICAR Nagaland centre, celebrated at town hall with ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojungshi Chang, as special guest on September 17. 

A press release by KVK Peren, stated that Dr. Tinojungshi in his speech, stressed on the need of proper nutrition among pregnant, lactating mothers, children and adolescents and further advised anganwadi workers to follow SOP as frontline workers. During the technical session, various topics were presented by DPD ATMA, Peren, Yezaho Swu, DPD, ATMA, Peren, Akam Zeliang and ACTO, KVK Peren, Dr. Patu K Zeliang. 

The programme was attended by 56 participants while seed packets were distributed to the participants. 

KVK Zunheboto: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Zunheboto, Nagaland University (NU), celebrated POSHAN MAAH at KVK Zunheboto, NU , Lumami on September 17. 

A press release by KVK Zunheboto, NU Lumami, stated that sr. scientist and head, KVK Zunheboto, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Chaurasia, illustrated and briefed Anganwadi workers and farm women about the objective of the programme. Technical session on capacity building of Anganwadi workers and farm women was presented by Edenly Chishi. Participants were also taken for field visit to KVK farm to demonstrate the model of nutri garden and scientific method of nursery raising and its management by Edenly Chishi and  farm manager, KVK Zunheboto, Naropongla. Vegetable seeds were distributed to participants.

KVK Phek: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Phek organized awareness-cum-capacity development programme for Anganwadi workers and farm women in association with the department of Social Welfare, Phek on September 17.

A press release by KVK Phek stated that, supervisors, Social Welfare Nyitso Therie and Thujotsulu Tetseo elaborated on importance of nutri-garden and nutri-thali for balance nutrition respectively. A presentation on bio-fortification & bio-fortified crop varieties was delivered by Dr Hannah K. Asangla, ACTO, Agronomy. Dr Rinku Bharali, CTO, Horticulture briefed the participants on package of practices for nutritionally important vegetable crops. Seed of different vegetables crops provided by IFFCO were distributed to the Anganwadi workers and farm women. Zakhamo Sakhamo, advisor, Phek District GB Union encouraged the gathering on nutritional gardening for boosting the health. Village Council chairman, Porba, Kucuveyi expressed gratitude to KVK Phek and Social Welfare for organizing the Poshan Abhiyan Programme. Earlier, Dr T Esther Longkumer, senior scientist & head in-charge, KVK, Phek welcomed the participants. Altogether 65 participants from different villages of the district attended the programme. Words of appreciation was given by Dr. Debojyoti Borkotoky, ACTO, Animal Science.


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