ICAR-SBI conducts Tribal Nutrition Awareness Campaign

ICAR-SBI conducts Tribal Nutrition Awareness Campaign

ICAR – Sugarcane Breeding Institute (ICAR-SBI), Coimbatore in collaboration with Sathy Tiger Reserve (STR), carried out ‘Tribal Nutrition Awareness Campaign’ and launched its STC (Scheduled Tribe Component) challenge in Sathy on Dec 22.

Inaugurating the marketing campaign, Shri R. Kirubashankar IFS, Deputy Director, STR & District Forest Officer, Sathy appreciated the efforts of ICAR-SBI in figuring out ‘malnutrition’ as a critical challenge among the many tribals of STR and organizing a collection of consciousness  campaigns to deal with this drawback.

Dr. G.Hemaprabha, Director of ICAR – SBI in her Presidential tackle, stated that the tribals ought to concentrate on the truth that schooling alone would pave the way in which for his or her financial improvement and prosperity. 

International Year of Millets

Listing out the profession alternatives out there for the tribal kids, she talked about that school-going kids, ladies particularly, shouldn’t be undernourished. Informing the viewers that the United Nations has declared 2023 as ‘International Year of Millets’ on India’s proposal, she stated that millets ought to once more discover a common place within the tribal weight loss plan as they’ve excessive fibre, protein and antioxidant contents.

In his Introductory remarks, Dr. D. Puthira Prathap, Principal Scientist and Nodal Officer, STC challenge talked about that about 450 tribals belonging to the settlements of  Ramaranai, Bejalatti,  Thadasalatti, Ittarai, Maavanatham & Kalithimbam in Talamalai area and Bathripadugai in Kadambur area of STR shall be benefitted by the challenge. 

All households of Bathripadugai settlement are being provided with Beehive bins. 
Farm instruments, home items comparable to radio units, seed kits for organising a diet backyard , areca nut seedlings, liquid jaggery and millet seeds shall be given to the tribals, he added.

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