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ENHANCING RURAL HOUSEHOLD NUTRITION AND TECHNICAL EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN THROUGH MUSHROOM CULTIVATION

ENHANCING RURAL HOUSEHOLD NUTRITION AND TECHNICAL EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN THROUGH MUSHROOM CULTIVATION

On campus training was conducted at Mushroom Research Lab, IIHR for women SHG members of the village Chokenhalli, Kadathanamalle and Bagalagunte on 29th and 30h October 2014. Fifty one women participated in the program. The women were trained on oyster mushroom production, method of processing and value addition, methods to fortify daily diet with mushrooms to enhance nutrition and developing culinary entrepreneurship through mushroom fortified products. Mushroom fortified Ragi balls (Ragi mudde) and curry (saru) was prepared and its sensory evaluation was done by the rural women. Both the products were highly appreciated and readily accepted by them.

Women with Ready to fruit (RTF) bags to grow mushrooms at home

 

Women undergoing training on production of mushroom fortified ragi balls to enhance household nutrition

 

Mushroom fortified ragi balls and mushroom fortified sambar to  enhance household nutrition

 

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hirehalli,Tumkur District conducted a Steering committee meeting on “Technology Demonstration Component (TDC) of National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project” and visit to NICRA Village D.Nagenahalli, Koratage

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hirehalli,Tumkur District conducted a Steering committee meeting on “Technology Demonstration Component (TDC) of National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project” and visit to NICRA Village D.Nagenahalli, Koratagere Taluk on 31.10.2014.

 

The programme started with welcome address by Dr. L.B. Naik, Principal Scientist, Section of Seed Science technology, Member of NICRA-TDC, followed by presentation by Dr. Loganandhan, N., Programme Co-ordinator, KVK Hirehalli  about work done till date in TDC - National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) under the guidance of Dr.Sreenath Dixit, Director & Dr.Srinivas Reddy,Principal Scientist, Zonal Project Directorate, Zone VIII Bengaluru.

 

Dr. Sreenivas Reddy, Principal Scientist, ZPD, Zone VIII,Bengaluru,  lauded the accomplishments of KVK in transferring the need based technologies to NICRA Village D.Naganehalli,Koratagere, Tumkur District very effectively and the support extended by the host institute for overall development of the D.Nagenahalli, Model Village in NICRA. The participants included Dr. Rayudu, Principal Scientist, ZPD, Zone VIII,Bengaluru, Dr. T. VasanthKumara Principal Scientist, Section of Medicinal & Aromatic, IIHR, Bangalore who shared  their valuable suggestions.

 

During the meeting, the officials from the different line departments, NGOs, offered their valuable suggestions for effective implementations of various programmes in the ensuing season. A total of 18 official, non official, special invitees and Mr.Prasanth, Mr.Hanumanthegowda, Mr.Somashaker Subject Matter Specialists participated in the meeting. The meeting and visit was co-ordinated by Nodal officer Mr.Ramesh P.R, SMS (Soil Science).  The event was anchored by Mr.Jagadish,K.N.,SMS (Agril. Extension), KVK, Hirehalli.

 

 

 

 

 

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