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NITI Aayog lauds initiative of ‘Bastar Food Firm’ and preparation of various food products using Mahua in Dantewada

NITI Aayog lauds initiative of ‘Bastar Food Firm’ and preparation of various food products using Mahua in Dantewada

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.

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