Home Garden and Mushroom cultivation
An important area of intervention for NIRMAN has been the promotion of Home Gardens and Mushroom Cultivation involving women, to provide nutritional security at the household level. Various indigenous vegetables, legumes, spices, roots & tubers and leafy vegetables are being organically cultivated in these home gardens. 623households in 24 villages in Tumudibandha Block of Kandhamal district have already been growing diverse vegetables in their homestead lands. This intervention has also resulted in generating additional income strengthening the family economy.