Agriculture Women Day Organized at CRIDA
Women in Agricultural Day was celebrated on 4 December, 2014 at KVK, RR Dist, CRIDA. On this occasion a program was organized to create awareness on agriculture produce value addition and women empowerment to about 50 women farmers from four different villages of Ranga Reddy District. Emphasis was given on need for women centered policies and programs focusing on agricultural and allied activities. Director, CRIDA, Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao presided over the inaugural function and interacted with them over the women related issues in agriculture. Following this in his inaugural address he narrated his experiences in the NAIP project with the tribal women of Nalgonda District and shared success story of community biogas production linked to community vermicomposting in the tribal areas. He further emphasized the need for strengthening the Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the villages, develop entrepreneurship among rural women through community approach and enhance nutritional security in adolescent women and children, particularly in rural areas. The participants had hand-on training on value addition of tomato by making pickles, ketchup, sauce etc. Dr M. Prabhakar, Program Coordinator, KVK; Dr G. Nirmala, Principal Scientist (Agril Ext), Mrs. A. Vidyaadhari, SMS (Home Sci), Mrs. M. Pushpalatha, Technical Officer and other staff of KVK participated in the program.