HRD Ministry Issues Guidelines To Set Up Kitchen Gardens At Schools
GUWAHATI: In a notification, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry has issued the guidelines for developing and maintaining a kitchen garden in all the schools situated in both rural and urban areas across the states.
The HRD Ministry has sent the instructions to the chief secretaries and the Education Secretaries of all the states for the School Nutrition Gardens and issued the directive to the states.
According to the guidelines, seeds, saplings, organic manure, training and technical assistance for setting up the kitchen garden can be obtained by getting into tie-ups with agencies like Krishi Vigyan Kendras, the Department of Agriculture/Horticulture, Food and Nutrition Board, State agriculture universities and the forest department.
It is to be mentioned that the kitchen garden can be set up anywhere even in a school situated in a place as crowded as an urban area.
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