Organic food that suits your need, wallet

Over 150 women have set up stalls with lentils, vegetables, seeds and dry fruits at Shilparamam

By Author  |  Published: 6th Feb 2019  11:55 pmUpdated: 7th Feb 2019  12:13 am
Film actress Manchu Lakshmi dancing at the inauguration of Organic festival. — Photos: Rahul Das

Hyderabad: Curious about the benefits of organic food and how it really is healthier? Then drive down to Shilparamam where you can browse through a host of organic products that suit your needs and also the ones that match your wallet.

Be it red and black rice or millets or even tangy pickles, a wide range of organic products are on display at the five-day ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ being held at Shilparamam. The variety put up here is so wide and varied that you surely will not return empty handed.

This unique fest showcases several genuine and authentic organic products right from natural dyed fabric to jaggery, grain, seeds and bakery items besides providing a chance to explore different cuisines at the food court which promises a variety of sumptuous and freshly cooked delights.

Over 150 women have set up stalls with lentils, vegetables, seeds and seed jewellery and dry fruits to spices, oils, breads and vinegar and they are all eager to guide and advise in picking up organic products matching your taste and choice.

Actress Amala Akkineni with a woman entrepreneur Sashi Kala at the Women of India, Organic Festival

According to women farmers, it is advisable to choose organic products as the food is free of pesticides and other chemicals. Promoting organic food was the need of the hour as today’s generation was more inclined towards western diet and junk food, they said.

“We have displayed our products for sale not just for our livelihood but also as our contribution towards building a healthy society and the nation. We like to encourage people to consume more of organic products,” said Rama Devi, a woman farmer.

The organic festival is hosted by Ministry of Women and Child Development to promote and celebrate women farmers and entrepreneurs in the organic sector from different parts of India and tap into people’s growing interest in organic products.

Inaugurating the festival on Wednesday, Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali said the use of pesticides in farming sector was gradually increasing and this was leading to health hazards. “If we want to lead a healthy life, then we need to start having organic food. Telangana government will make efforts for the organic farming in the State,” he said.

This festival has also helped local women communities by generating employment apart from encouraging organic culture.