Odisha women fight malnutrition through organic nutrition gardens


Banita Tipiria, a daily wager from Khalapada village in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, is spoilt for choice when it comes to her family’s meals. Growing organic brinjals, chillies, bottle gourds, ridge gourds, ladies finger and leafy greens in her own nutri-garden, Tipiria has enough to choose from to feed her family.

Tipiria is among lakhs of women who are beneficiaries of Odisha Livelihoods Mission project, which is helping combat malnutrition due to an unbalanced diet comprising only rice, pulses, moringa (drumstick) and brinjal for many years.

Source: 30 Stades