ICAR has initiated two particular programmes for upscaling biofortified styles of crops by means of Krishi Vigyan Kendras to make sure dietary safety, mentioned Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary within the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.








Biofortified Crop Varieties





ICAR has initiated two particular programmes for upscaling biofortified styles of crops by means of Krishi Vigyan Kendras to make sure dietary safety, mentioned Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary within the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. 












The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has created two programmes: Nutri-sensitive Agricultural Resources and Innovations (NARI) and Value Addition and Technology Incubation Centres in Agriculture (VATICA).

Under the All India Coordinated Research Project on Women in Agriculture, the ICAR can be executing programmes like “Sustainable Approaches for Nutritional Security” and “Nutritional Security and Health Promotion of Farm Families,” based on the minister.

During Question Hour, he added that nutri-gardens have been constructed in faculties and communities as a part of the initiatives, and that vitamin training consciousness programmes have been held there.












According to the minister, the ICAR has developed 79 nutritionally wealthy biofortified varieties of rice, wheat, maize, millets, lentil, groundnut, linseed, mustard, and soybean.

Cauliflower, potato, candy potato, larger yam, and pomegranate, along with eight biofortified horticultural crop sorts, are being popularised amongst farmers by means of trainings and demonstrations incorporating varied mass communication mediums.

Essential minerals akin to iron, zinc, calcium, protein, vitamin C, provitamin A, and oleic acid, amongst others, have been enhanced in these cultivars, based on him.












About ICAR

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is a self-governing organisation in India that coordinates agricultural training and analysis. It studies to the Ministry of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Research and Education. Its president is the Union Minister of Agriculture. It is the world’s most intensive community of agricultural analysis and instructing institutes. NARI programme focuses on selling household farming linking agriculture to vitamin, nutri-smart villages for enhancing dietary safety.







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