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Vol. 12, Special Issue 9 (2023)

Impact of model nutrition garden concept for nutritional security of rural household in Lakhimpur district of Assam

Author(s):
Dipshikha Hazarika, Prasanta Kumar Pathak, Manoranjan Neog, Sonmoina Bhuyan, Lakshi Kanta Nath, Arindam Chakraborty, Jyotshna Das and Biswajit Konwar
Abstract:
Nutri sensitive Agri-Resources and Innovations (NARI) sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lakhimpur conducted a survey in three different blocks of the district in Assam in the year 2020-21 and 2021-22. The objective of the programme is to raise awareness about the model nutrition garden and its importance for rural food security. Random selection of fifty respondents (25 having nutri-garden and 25 do not having the same) were made from KVK’s Frontline Demonstration Programme. Interview schedule was prepared and informations were collected accordingly from the beneficiaries. The total vegetable production and consumption is increased by 153.5 percent and 52.4 percent, respectively, after the implementation of the model nutrition garden. There was significant increase of per day nutrition availability/ capita recorded after intervention of the nutrition gardens. The nutrition garden demonstrations found to have encouraging effect which provides more nutrients to their diet (such as 29.42% folic acid, 62.85% iron, 37.69% calcium, 83.02% beta-carotene, 357.47% vitamin C, and 9.3% protein).
Pages: 814-817  |  179 Views  101 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dipshikha Hazarika, Prasanta Kumar Pathak, Manoranjan Neog, Sonmoina Bhuyan, Lakshi Kanta Nath, Arindam Chakraborty, Jyotshna Das and Biswajit Konwar. Impact of model nutrition garden concept for nutritional security of rural household in Lakhimpur district of Assam. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 814-817.

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