Kodo-Kutki Tihar" begins in village Mocha of Mandla

12-10-2021

  •  Union Ministers Kulaste and Patel inaugurate local product fair

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal  
 “Kodo-Kutki Tihar” based on the products of Kodo-Kutki identified from Mandla district and display of Gondi painting and local products under the ‘One District-One Product’ scheme was launched in the Mocha Panchayat Bhawan complex of Kanha area. This product fair, which will run from October 10 to 17, was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Steel and Rural Development,  Faggan Singh Kulaste, Union Minister of State for Food Processing and Jal Shakti,  Prahlad Singh Patel.
On the occasion of the launch of Kodo-Kutki Tihar, Union Minister of State for Food Processing and Jal Shakti,  Prahlad Singh Patel said that programmes like Kodo-Kutki Tihar are important to promote local products and provide market. He said that the food and lifestyle of our ancestors was environment based and pollution free. We all should adopt their food and lifestyle for a healthy life.  

Good price for Kodo-Kutki products: Union Minister of State  Prahlad Singh Patel said that the year 2023 is being celebrated as the year of coarse cereals. The concerned departments should prepare the farmers for the production of Kodo-Kutki and coarse grains. Also, give training to the farmers from processing to marketing of these grains. There is a lot of possibility of getting good price for Kodo-Kutki and coarse grains in the coming years. For this, farmers need to prepare from now on.  Patel said that while adopting traditional food grains, also explore possibilities for generating employment from them.

Arrange for processing and marketing of local products: Union Minister of State for Steel  Faggan Singh Kulaste said that tourists are being told about the local products and cuisines of Mandla district through Kodo-Kutki Tihar. He said that for promotion of local products including Kodo-Kutki, processing and marketing arrangements would have to be made through them by strengthening self-help groups. Local products should be promoted more and more.  Kulaste appreciated the products of Mahua Laddu and Kodo-Kutki in Kodo-Kutki Tihar. 
Rajya Sabha MP Smt. Sampatia Uikey said that the organisation of "Kodo-Kutki Tihar" is a unique effort of the district administration under "One District-One Product" for display of Kodo-Kutki products, Gondi paintings and herbal drinks identified from Mandla district and to inform the general public about. He discussed about the nutrients present in Kodo-Kutki. Also told about the possibility of removing malnutrition through Kodo-Kutki.