Atmanirbhar Bharat: 100 underprivileged women imparted training in food processing

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Bhadarwah: To make the underprivileged women folk residing in rural areas self reliant, Horticulture departmen imparted month long training in food processing, pickle and jam making to 100 women of Rounda and Diggi Panchayats of Bhadarwah under Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme.
Director Horticulture Ram Sevak along Chief Horticulture Doda and Nodal officer K S Sodhi felicitated the female participants by distributing certificates among them for successfully completing the month long training.
The felicitation programme was held at Panchayat house Rounda on Monday.
Rounda and Diggi Panchayats are located on the eastern hills of Bhadarwah valley, 14 km from the town and is known as Fruit and vegetable hub of Additional District Bhadarwah.
To tap the potential of these panchayts and to increase the income of fruit and vegetable growers especially women folk, Horticulture departmen organised one month training programme for the under privileged females, so that they can process the surplus fruits and vegetables by converting them into pickles, jam, Juice and jelly.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as one the worst crisis of the century. It has put the entire world into a slowdown but India handled the situation relatively well as of now than other big and developed countries. This crisis has impacted the life of every section of the society and especially the poor and daily wagers. Our major priorities is working towards the sustainable livelihoods and economic empowerment of women in rural areas and this a major step towards the endeavour of increasing the income of farmers,” said Ram Sevak Director Horticulture Jammu.

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