A self motivated initiative called Women’s Action for Ecology (WAE), led by
a movement based group called Kheti Virasat Mission (KVM) has taken on a
massive task to revive traditional seeds, traditional foods and
farming which is non-chemical, non-commercial and uphold a holistic
world view in acquaintance with nature.
This also includes learning how to make and use of bio pesticides. They
are now in search of seeds similar to the local millet varieties that
had once thrived in Punjab. This process has begun in all regions of
Punjab including Majha, Malwa, Doaba, Puadh and Shivaliks and slowly
but surely a lot of lost or forgotten traditional knowledge is being
It sure is a beginning, but a very critical one. An attempt that is
seeking to break away from the shackles of the predominant
agricultural policies. It is an effort that is engaging with a vision
that is core to natural farming practices. In the discussions in
Punjab, it’s peeking out now, yet again…demanding answers from the
closets of disinterest.
The results of this initiative are quite applauding as many women have
grown surplus food in their kitchen garden and would like to preserve
them in one form or the another. Therefore, we would like to invite
women who are voluntarily interested in imparting cooking skills and
training to our women workers for 2 days as how to preserve the
food/Spices/Herbs by making Pickles, Jams, Sharbats and other eatable
items with a purpose to be sold in the market. We would highly
appreciate the voluntary participation of women in the effort to
preserve the food stock.
For further Queries and Participation, Please contact Amanjot Kaur,
WAE Co-ordinator at 08968024314.
Women Action For Ecology
Kheti Virasat Mission
Mobile – 09988652880, 09915344318