Narayanpur: Munga plants being set up in Anganwadi centersJuly 10, 2020
Anganwadi workers engaged in realizing the concept of malnutrition free Chhattisgarh
According to the instructions of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel and under the guidance of Collector Shri Abhijeet Singh, the Forest Department is carrying out a special campaign for planting ‘Munga’. Due to which, Munga saplings are being planted in all government schools, Anganwadi centers and hostel-ashrams in Narayanpur district. Anganwadi workers, rural women are participating in this Munga planting campaign. She is planting munga plants in Anganwadi near her and vacant places in her house.
To realize the vision of malnutrition free Chhattisgarh, Anganwadi workers of the district have mobilized for this task. Women and Child Development Officer Shri Ravikant Dhurve informed that Munga plants are being planted in Anganwadi centers operated in the district. He told that Munga is very beneficial for our health. The use of summer fruit and vegetable is helpful in alleviating malnutrition. With the planting of Munga, its planting in Anganwadi centers and nearby areas will provide easy availability of Munga in future. With this, the children studying in these institutions and the beneficiary women of the Anganwadi center will also benefit. At the same time, conservation and promotion of environment including greenery in the premises will also be encouraged.
In Ayurveda, Munga has been ranked as an important nutritious vegetable. It is miraculous for everything from diabetes to severe diseases like cancer. It is also reported that Munga is rich in multivitamins. Its leaves contain protein as well as vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E. Not only this, but also minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc are found in it. It is very effective in eliminating malnutrition in children and has an important role in eliminating anemia. To make Bastar healthy, an appeal has been made by the Collector to plant maximum munga plant in his courtyard, field, farmyard.