Capacity Building of Rural Women

training program
S&T Interventions to Combat malnutrition in Women and Children​

A quarter of women of reproductive age in India are undernourished, with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.5 kg/m. The CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam in collaboration with the Institute of Integrated Resources Management (IIRM), Tezpur, implemented this program to  combat malnutrition in women and children. The Sonitpur district is among the 4 districts of Assam including Dibrugarh, Darrang, and Chirang where 36 percent of children between two to five years of age were underweight, while another 9.2% were severely underweight as per the World Health Organization (WHO) standards.

The CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam in collaboration with the Institute of Integrated Resources Management (IIRM), Tezpur, implemented this program to  combat malnutrition in women and children. The Sonitpur district is among the 4 districts of Assam including Dibrugarh, Darrang, and Chirang where 36 percent of children between two to five years of age were underweight, while another 9.2% were severely underweight as per the World Health Organization (WHO) standards.

  •  Development of appropriate technology for production of soft rice for commercial exploitation.

  •  Characterization of product with respect to nutritive value, softening time and shelf life etc.

In this program 400 tribal women & children of Sonitpur district of Assam participated. We conducted a health camp and  everyone was distributed with komal rice 

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