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Scholarship to fifty nine college students for training in agriculture

by Maurice A. Miller

PUNE: The Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) and Finolex Industries Limited signed a memorandum of understanding with Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth to offer a scholarship to fifty-nine college students for study in the agriculture sector. Mukul Madhav Foundation is an accomplice of Finolex industries for company social responsibility.
The MoU turned into signed i the presence of K P Viswanatha, vice-chancellor, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Ritu Prakash Chhabria, dealing with trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation and Devang Trivedi, business enterprise secretary, Finolex Industries Limited to provide scholarships and assistance to 36 undergraduates, 20 put up graduates and 3 PhD college students of terrible economic historical past.
Finolex and Mukul Madhav Foundation have also initiated a software to support one hundred thirty college students with meals for two times a day who belongs to farming families and migrant from Marathwada and Vidarbha to Pune for schooling and competitive exams, said Chhabria.
Finolex and MMF have also initiated the agricultural agriculture work enjoy (RAW) for field revel into college students in the farming area. According to the initiative, the scholars are asked to conduct need evaluation of these villages and university proposes for agriculture-related equipment to aid farmers for agriculture primarily based product and for farming use.
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MANGALURU: The tasks taken by way of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in the college space form factor of view of inculcating right ingesting behavior have no longer reached national scale so far, it’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pawan Kumar Agarwal said at an ASSOCHAM occasion in New Delhi.
“There has been suitable participation from Delhi colleges, Tamil Nadu officials were taking a hobby, so it saw good participation however it isn’t always actually a pan-India phenomenon,” stated Agarwal inaugurating an ASSOCHAM National Symposium on School Healthcare.
Recalling assembly of health minister with FSSAI officers on the occasion of World Food Safety Day to get a sense of what the employer has been doing in the space of selling healthy eating habits, Agarwal stated, “He changed into pretty inspired but obviously he also realized that those tasks, but are extremely considerate however the project is to make it a surely mass motion.”
It will now not emerge as a mass motion except we integrate meals in our school systems, he said. “Not merely confining to health and health ambassadors and coordinators, it needs to be the completion of college which needs to be worried on this exercising of having the school children to eat the right stuff,” he brought.
Seeking the cooperation of training enterprise he delivered that there may be a lot extra that needs to be done. “We are nonetheless in a few sense in the mode of consolidation to bring these types of factors together and see how we are able to move ahead and take up a countrywide motion round eat properly in the faculties.
Agarwal also stated that FSSAI has come out with draft guidelines on healthful diets for faculty children with the intention to additionally be in place. “About three years a High Court had asked us to come out with policies on healthy diets for college youngsters, and we had been suffering to position that law together due to the fact if we make a law it has to be applied.”
He introduced, “How do you outline ‘wholesome diets,’ this is on the coronary heart of that law, we needed to have a metrics that define wholesome meals, pretty objectively, now we’ve come out with draft guidelines and a good way to additionally be put in the vicinity.”
Agarwal additionally knowledgeable that within the draft law for secure, wholesome and nutritious meals for college youngsters, FSSAI has proposed to impose curbs on advertising, merchandising and endorsement of meals merchandise that are not healthy in college premises and inside 50-meter radius of college, at the same time as in advance it changed into best about availability in faculty canteens.
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