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Programme held on vitality of vitamins

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Abohar, September 20

To spread awareness about the importance of vitamins and nutrients, Poshan Maah or Nutrition Month programme was jointly organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra in the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering Technology (CIPHET) and Indian Farmers Fertilizers Co-operative Limited (IFFCO).

CIPHET incharge Ramesh Kumar apprised participants about the importance of fruits and vegetable in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

He advised people to have amla and orange, as they were rich in Vitamin C. “Due to the pesticide effect on fruits and vegetables, they should be washed with salt water before use,” he said.

Dr Pankaj Kanaujia, a vegetable expert, explained the importance of vegetables and methods of growing them. Despite advances in meeting nutritional requirements since 1947, especially where micronutrients, such as, iodine and vitamins were concerned, 50 to 60 per cent of the population is anemic, he opined. IFFCO field officer distributed seed kits of vegetables among anganwadi workers, and told them to develop kitchen gardens.

from The Tribune

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