Time for Nutritional Security

Unveiling the poster of Business Women Expo

Time for Nutritional Security

We Have Enough Food For The People

Dr. KBRS Visarada, Principal Scientist of IIMR said the institute is developing new millet recipes and drinks.

HYDERABAD, Mar 4 (The CONNECT) – Beyond food security, nutritional security is the order of the day.

Stating this, Dr. KBRS Visarada, Principal Scientist of IIMR-Indian Institute of Millet Research- pointed out that food is abundantly available now.  Millets are a good cereal for nutrition security, she said. 

IIMR is developing new millet recipes, reviving some old and introducing millet drinks too.  It runs programs to cook with millets.  It trains home entrepreneurs on how to make biscuits, cookies for household use as well as commercial use, Visarada explained speaking ahead of the 3rd Business Women Expo 2023 to be held at Hitex from March 10 to 12.

IIMR played a key role in making the United Nations to announce the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets.  Millets are the pride of India. Our Traditional Grains have got international recognition,” she said and urged people to make Millets part of food service. 

Dr. Shilpi Reddy of KIMS Cuddle said Millets are a source of energy. Their stall in the expo will help women learn how to have intelligent babies by their own training, she said.

Srini Chandupatla, Vice President of TiE Hyderabad said TiE will run an investor connect programme for the benefit of women entrepreneurs. 

Usha of We Hub said that they were planning to start an accelerator soon.  They were also planning to launch WE CORNER, the first retail forward linkage support channel for women entrepreneurs.

Abhinav of Aasaan Will said their online Will Writing Platform is only one of its kind in India. It helped 1000 plus people to write their Will.  Unfortunately, 95% of the Indian Population does not know much about Will and Will Writing.  He told women to secure their hard-earned properties.

WEDO, Women Entrepreneurship Development Organization  plans to present visionary women awards during the Business Women Expo 2023.

I-Run will organize Hyderabad’s first exclusive women's run. It is women only run to be held on the last day of the exhibition, said Samuel from I-Run Break Barriers.  “We found that women are shy of participating in runs.  They say it is because of lack of company, who to run with.  Also they don’t participate partly because of their household responsibilities,” he said.  About 1500 women are expected to participate in the run.

The Union Ministry of MSME is helping 60 MSMEs to take part in the expo, M.V. Sudhir Kumar, Asst Director, MSME-Development Institute, said.

Sambit of Hitex said the objective of the expo is to create business opportunities and give women a platform to network. 

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