Tribal Women of ten districts of Odisha meet at Koraput


Koraput: Agragamee with seven NGOs organized State Level Women’s Convention at Koraput on which around 150 women members participated from 10 backward and tribal districts. During the three day conference, Forest Land Rights and Entitlement, Literacy and Empowerment , Women and Governance, Forest Right Act and Entitlement, Women in Agriculture, Seeds Conservation and Women, Food and Nutrition and Women, Women and Sustainable Livelihood has discussed. An exhibition on organic tribal product and millets also organized on this occasion.

Inaugurating the convention Mr. Rangala Jamuda , Chairman, State Food Commission, spoke that development of the Backward and Tribal Districts will only be possible if more women participate in governance. He also share different welfare schemes for specially for women. Mr. Jamuda also answer to the participants question raised by different women members coming from various districts.

Mr. Achyut Das, Director, Agragamee welcome and share the objective of the workshop that three day conventithins Numbers of district level officials, dealing with Education, Nutrition, Livelihood, Agriculture and Academicians , Women leaders, grassroot women members from 10 backward districts , also sharing their ideas and experience on the implementation of various schemes government schemes.

Among others in the inaugural session, Ms. Latika Pradhan, Chairperson, State Social Welfare Board, Odisha share about different govt schemes specially for adultsent girls and women. She share that only by education and empowerment , women status will be changed. Dr. Reena Raoutray, also call for to fight in a group against all problem faced by women members. Chaired the Inagural session, Mr. Gadadhar Parida, Ex.Collector, Korput share that if the change will be come from family, society will be chaged automatically. He shared that only ban of liquor, the problem of village may be solved. He thanks to the women members who share their fight against stop to sale liquor in their areas.

Among others, Mrs.Sumani Jhodia spoke about the status of Tribal sub-plan in tribal areas and also spoke about implementation of forest right act. Women members from various district share their experience and problems in the meeting and the tentative solution answered by the Chairman, State Food Commission.

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