Soyamilk best to prevent malnutrition, says Chhattisgarh minister Agrawal
RAIPUR: In a national seminar held on Soyamilk, agriculture
minister Brijmohan Agrawal said that soyamilk is best vegetable alternative to
prevent malnutrition and for better health of women. He called upon the scientists
came from different states and the officers to take responsibility of spreading
the message of this seminar among people.
The minister said that awareness towards soyabean production in
remote areas could be possible only when wide publicity of the nutritious and
medicinal quality of soyabean was done in local languages. Soyabean should be
made available in the midday meal and Aanganbadis also, he added.
Special guest, home, jail and PHED minister Ramsevak Paikra said
to provide soyamilk to armed forces and jail inmates also. Because of its less
production cost, he termed soyamilk as a multi-dimensional nutritious food in
comparison to cattle milk.
This national seminar on the nutritious quality of soyamilk was
jointly organised by Indian Diatric Association (IDA) and Chhattisgarh
Industrial and Technical Consultancy Centre (CITCOM) at Tal Gateway Hotel on
Sunday. Scientists from the country and the state, specialists, professors,
students and other prominent citizens participated in the seminar. The programme
was inaugurated with the welcome of guests by Dr Rashmi Minz, president IDA
Chhattisgarh Chapter. Agriculture minister Brijmohan Agrawal was the chief
guest of the seminar, while home minister Ramsevak Paikra was the special
Giving information on Soyamilk, director, National Institute of
Nutrition, Hyderabad Dr Kalpagam Polasa and president, IDA Dr Rekha Sharma said
that soyabean has high quantity of protein, which is highly profitable to
health. Soya products increase the resistance power, decrease cholesterol,
prevent breast cancer and gives power to fight diseases like diarrhea and
pneumonia, they added.
Brijmohan Agrawal said that policy makers at national level
should consider on it, so that it might become an effective weapon to fight malnutrition.
Mementoes were given away to the guests and souvenir of the seminar was
released on the occasion.