Raipur: NITI Aayog has
lauded the initiative of Forest produce-based ‘Bastar Food Firm’ run by local
tribal women of Bastar besides appreciating the initiative of producing various
food products from Mahua undertaken in the aspirational Dantewada district.
In a tweet on its
official handle, NITI Aayog has mentioned the Bastar Food Firm started in
Bastar district and the importance of Mahua in tribal economy. “#DYK, in
#AspirationalDistrict Dantewada, Mahua is an integral part of the tribal
economy? It is a sweet flower that possesses nutritional & medicinal
qualities. Using #Mahua, several products are developed in the district, such
as ladoos, tea, jams, jelly & cookies”, the tweet said.
Meanwhile, various food
items like ‘ladoos’, tea, jams, jellies, and cookies are being made from Mahua
in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. The tweet also has a picture of women
preparing Mahua products in the kitchen maintaining hygiene standards.
In yet another tweet
NITI Aayog has appreciated the initiative of ‘Bastar Food Firm’. “Bastar Food Firm
in #AspirationalDistrict Bastar aims to make people aware of the health
benefits of food products that come from Jungles. It has helped generate
livelihood opportunities for the tribal communities & empowered #women to
become self-reliant”, said the tweet. The tweet also has a picture of women
preparing food items in this forest produce-based food firm.