andhan's health program has recently started to popularize the concept of kitchen
gardening with the aim of augmenting nutrition in rural homes and fighting malnutrition amongst children.
he health team has taken up the initiative of distributing nutrient dense vegetable seedlings in order to
ensure home based nutrition. Keeping in mind the nutritional requirements of the poor community, the
organization distributes various seasonal seedlings viz. bottle gourd, spinach, cucumber, radish, ladies
finger, beans, etc.
his seed distribution initiative has been started as a measure to provide proper nutrition to those who
have limited access to afford fresh vegetables and have a high degree of hunger/food insecurity. The
seed distributing program shall prevent the deprived to get effected from the frequent market price
fluctuation. They will also be able to avoid adulterants in the vegetables.
he seedlings have been distributed to a total of 2,33,000 households covering 4 states viz. Assam,
Tripura, Bihar, and West Bengal with the expectation that every household will have at least 30 kg of
vegetables at their own kitchen garden.