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The Department of Food and Nutrition, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organised an awareness camp on “Importance of Kitchen Gardening” in village Paddi Khalsa of Jalandhar district under All India Coordinated Research Project on ‘Women in Agriculture.’

Giving details, Dr Kiran Grover, Head, Department of Food and Nutrition, highlighted the importance of home grown organic vegetables in leading healthier lives.

Explaining the kitchen garden model, Dr Renuka Aggarwal, Scientist, Department of Food and Nutrition, said that those who were short on space and still wanted to grow their own organic vegetables could also reap chemical free health benefits through this concept. Besides the awareness talk, summer vegetable kits for kitchen gardening along with bio-fertilizers were also distributed to 30 women participants.

Later, a demonstration on preparation of ‘Sprouts salad’ was exhibited and its health manifestations were explained to the congregation.

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