जिला रेडक्रॉस सोसायटी द्वारा हर घर तिरंगा अभियान के तहत निकाली गई साइकिल रैली

Workshop by Public Administration, PU

Chandigarh May 17, 2019 

Department of Public Administration, Panjab  University, Chandigarh under the UK-India Research Council’s project “Transforming India’s Green Revolution through Research and Empowerment for  Sustainable Food Supplies (TIGR2ESS) organized a workshop titled “Food Grains and Health” by Professor Richa Puri, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Dr Poonam  Khanna, Assistant Professor of Nutrition in School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh.

 Professor Ramanjit Kaur Johal, Co-Principal Investigator and Chairperson, 
Department of Public Administration, Panjab University introduced the TIGR2ESS project and opined that the project aims to define the requirements and set the policy agenda for a ‘second Green Revolution’ in India focussing  on skill development, health and well being, framed by demographic changes affecting rural communities and feminisation 
of smallholder farming systems. The project will develop and strengthen alliances across a carefully selected network of UK and Indian experts, build  long-term research capacity and partnerships for sustainable agriculture that will set India on the path to a second Green Revolution. The project is being led by University of Cambridge in which around 20 collaborating institutions from UK and India.

 Professor Richa Puri delivered an introductory lecture on “Minor cereals of the World, India and Punjab”. Professor Puri stated that out of the estimated 75,000 species of edible plants, only about 150 have been used and of these only about 30 species provide 90% of the world’s food. She further deliberated on the history of cereals. Professor Puri discussed at length different forms of cereals and millets of the world, India and Punjab and also carried out a comparison of millets with wheat on the basis of their nutrient content. She concluded that though the governments have 
been initiating policies and programmes to promote cultivation of millets against the dominating cropping pattern of wheat and rice but still the success of these initiatives is far from satisfactory.

 Professor Richa Puri delivered an introductory lecture on “Minor cereals of the World, India and Punjab”. Professor Puri stated that out of the estimated 75,000 species of edible plants, only about 150 have been used and of these only about 30 species provide 90% of the world’s food. She further deliberated on the history of cereals. Professor Puri discussed at length different forms of cereals and millets of the world, India and Punjab and also carried out a comparison of millets with wheat on the basis of their nutrient content. She concluded that though the governments have 
been initiating policies and programmes to promote cultivation of millets against the dominating cropping pattern of wheat and rice but still the success of these initiatives is far from satisfactory.

The workshop was attended by faculty and researchers from Department of Public Administration, interns from PGIMER and delegates from Mehr Baba Charitable Trust, Fatehgarh Sahib. Both the sessions were highly interactive and were appreciated for giving a strong understanding and awareness about food grains and nutrition.

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