WFP and Odisha Govt. join hands to improve nutrition security among women’s groups – India

New Delhi/Bhubaneshwar: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Odisha will work on bettering family meals and dietary safety by strengthening livelihood initiatives, reaching hundreds of state-supported Women’s Self-Help Groups (WSHGs).

“This is a big partnership for attaining dietary safety in Odisha centered on empowerment, livelihood, and incomes of girls,” stated WFP Country Director in India, Bishow Parajuli. “Such centered initiatives are necessary to handle and scale back vulnerabilities round meals safety as highlighted by the COVD-19 pandemic.”

An settlement was signed at the moment between Mr. Parajuli and Ms. Sujata R Karthikeyan, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Department of Mission Shakti, Government of Odisha, at a digital ceremony.

“Sustainable livelihoods result in improved family meals and dietary safety and finally lead to holistic empowerment of girls. This collaboration will assist Women’s Self-Help Groups (WSHGs) by offering technical help and capability improvement, immediately contributing to long-term meals safety and creating a replicable mannequin,” stated Ms. Sujata R Karthikeyan.

“Working with Self Help Groups to create livelihood alternatives, bettering family dietary safety and growing ladies’s participation in determination making are a number of the core goals for the Department of Mission Shakti.”

The partnership, efficient until December 2023, may also be specializing in bettering the linkage of girls teams with authorities procurement programs, growing consciousness on entitlements, constructing the capability of girls’s teams, and creating monitoring instruments, and enterprise evaluations to enhance the perform of the teams.


For extra info please contact: [email protected]
Parvinder Singh; WFP/New Delhi;
Tel: +91 9999241701

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