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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 468-474
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.058


Household Food Security through Kitchen Gardening in Rural Areas of Western Uttar Pradesh, India
Savita Arya1, Satya Prakash2, Sarita Joshi3, Kirti M. Tripathi4* and Vinita Singh5
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra Muzaffarnagar
2Saharanpur
3Baghpat
4Bulandshahr
5Gautam Budh Nagar, SVPUA&T, Meerut-UP, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Malnutrition and poor health status especially in rural areas is a common problem. It retards children growth, increases the risk and duration of illness, reduces work output, and slows social and mental development. Malnutrition among women of reproductive age increases the risk of mortality during labor and delivery and puts their newly born children at risk of long-term deficiencies. Improving nutritional status, including micronutrient status, can lead to increased productivity, increased child survival and growth, and reduced maternal morbidity and mortality. To overcome this problem, Kitchen Garden is considered to be the best possible solution. The present study was conducted in 4 districts (Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Gautam Budh Nagar,) of Western Uttar Pradesh. Kitchen Gardens were established in 4 villages of each district making the involvement of 160 farm families. Average production of vegetables in kitchen garden was found to be 403.4 kg in the year 2011-12& 2012-13 Average saving procured was Rs 9870.25. Through kitchen garden farm families get fresh and organic vegetables year round and their nutritional needs are fulfilled. Through kitchen garden empowerment of women also addresses a priority area of poverty alleviation and provides important socio-economic returns through lower health and welfare costs, lower fertility, and lower maternal and infant mortality rates. Thus, the simultaneous impact of home gardening programs in terms of giving women a voice and promoting their full participation in domestic life can make an important contribution to the overall development of communities.


Keywords: Nutrition, Kitchen Garden, Food security, Average production, Farm families
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Savita Arya, Satya Prakash, Sarita Joshi, Kirti M. Tripathi and Vinita Singh. 2018. Household Food Security through Kitchen Gardening in Rural Areas of Western Uttar Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 468-474. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.058