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Why is the model of Poshan Vatika a hit?

Pune's Anjali made her village a role model. Anjali Vaman adopts weekly basket concept.


Poshan Vatika I Anjali Vaman, a resident of Pune’s Kalwadi village, cultivates papaya and bananas on her 5 acres of land. The Junnar tehsil to which Anjali belongs is mostly small and marginal farmers. These farmers take only one crop in a year. To buy fruits and vegetables, one has to go to the weekly market located far away from the village. This not only affects the livelihood of these farmers, but also there is a lack of nutritious food.

Nutrition garden built in 200 square meters 

Anjali Vaman contacted Krishi Vigyan Kendra to solve this problem of her village. With the help of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Anjali made a nutrition garden of 200 square meters, so that vegetables are easily available in the village. How did he get the support of Krishi Vigyan Kendra? How many farmers were benefitted? Let us tell you in this article.

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Poshan Vatika seed kit given to farmers 

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Narayangaon organized a farmer’s seminar on Poshan Vatika. In this seminar, information was given to the farmers about making nutrition gardens. About 150 Anganwadi women were given training in management of Poshan Vatika. KVK prepared Poshan Vatika seed kit consisting of 25 types of vegetables and 4 types of fruit plants. These kits were made under a project funded by UNICEF, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation and Nari Project.

Altogether 670 families from 6 villages were given training to prepare nutrition gardens. Under ‘Nari Project’, 250 families and 190 families under other projects were provided with essential materials related to nutrition gardens.

Patlle circle model 

A model of Nutrition Garden was also made at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Farm, so that women can get information related to Nutrition Garden. 8 pattle circle model was prepared in 200 square meter area of the farm. 25 types of vegetables were planted in it. In the remaining 100 square meter area, models of organic manure, vermicompost, poultry and goat rearing were prepared.

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Weekly basket concept adopted 

During this period, Anjali Vaman also took training in organic farming. Anjali Vaman started producing vegetables for her own family. In addition, he also conceptualised the Weekly Basket. She started making weekly baskets and selling them in nearby cities. This earned her a good income. After increasing the demand, he further increased the area of Poshan Vatika. 

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Inspiration to other farmers 

Seeing the success of Kalwadi village, other villages have also been inspired to adopt the Poshan Vatika concept. Anjali Vaman inspired 100 women of her village to form self-help groups and encouraged them to start nutrition gardens. After this, about 100 women farmers together started the Organic Nutrition Garden.

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Appreciating the achievements and efforts of Anjali Vaman, KVK Pune has also honoured her in many programs. Krishi Vigyan Kendra has placed her as a role model for other fellow farmers. 

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