Duggardhani, a village haat in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi, turns into vacationer attraction


Duggardhani, a village haat initiative of the administration to show the culinary abilities of 1,500 girls self-help group members right into a profession possibility, is quick rising as a vacationer attraction in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Reasi district, officers have mentioned.

Duggardhani, a village haat in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi, becomes tourist attraction(File Photo by Mathan Kumar on Unsplash)
Duggardhani, a village haat in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi, turns into vacationer attraction(File Photograph by Mathan Kumar on Unsplash)

Inaugurated by District Improvement Commissioner Babila Rakwal on Could 16 within the Kheral panchayat of Pouni block, Duggardhani is extra a girls’s empowerment motion than a enterprise. It consists of girls from all age teams and even these from “conservative” households, the officers mentioned.

With its proximity to the street, enormous vacationer inflow to Shri Shiv Khori, eye-catching look and the normal method of cooking and consuming, Duggardhani is able to turn out to be a significant tourism attraction within the coming months, they added.

With Duggardhani, Rakwal has tried to carry a change within the lives of 1,500 self-help group (SHG) members of “Naari ki Pehchaan”, a cluster-level federation.

It’s being run in coordination with the Tourism division and the Rural Livelihood Mission as a platform to harness the culinary abilities of homemakers and allow them to earn a livelihood out of their kitchens, the officers mentioned.

Girls SHG members from cluster-level federations (UMEED) have turned Duggardhani right into a profession possibility and brought their skills past the 4 partitions of their properties. This manner, they’ve made good cash with out going out of their method, changing into huge monetary assist to their households as nicely, in line with the officers.

Duggardhani has additionally fulfilled the long-standing calls for of SHG members for a market for conventional handicrafts chabhari binna (grass craft) and handlooms and the area’s value-added agriculture and horticulture merchandise such tikki masala, pickles, chutneys, jams and papads.

The SHG members have been given coaching within the fundamentals of stocking up the pantry, fast recipes, packing methods, social media abilities and order administration, an official mentioned.

They’ve additionally been made to grasp promotional methods for the trendy market to arrange the ladies to run their kitchens single-handedly, he added.

“Among the fashionable Dogra cuisines embody makki ki roti, saag, quer, khurmure, particular Dogra dal and blended rice with accompaniments reminiscent of lassi and kheer. That is what units them aside from industrial eating places as a result of the Duggardhani menu consists of home-cooked meals ready to the liking of the patrons,” the official mentioned.

The standard and inexpensive costs are their distinctive promoting level. “Each meals merchandise is ready recent and, therefore, there isn’t a wastage,” he mentioned.

The official mentioned every girl brings her space of specialisation to the desk.

“They’re intelligent, calculative, know their kitchen inside out and are nice with injury management.

“Duggardhani has lifted the spirits of the agricultural girls and boosted their confidence enormously. It has been instrumental in empowering the SHG girls who at the moment are assured of their abilities and desirous to turn out to be financially impartial,” the official mentioned.

He mentioned the response to Duggardhani from state vacationers has been overwhelming. The haat has delivered huge orders to them.

It’s not solely catering to the agricultural inhabitants, the official mentioned, including that city clients are additionally among the many clientele.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Solely the headline has been modified.


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