Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups

by Urban Health Resource Centre
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Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Jan 15, 2022

Grain Storage in Slums for Food Security

Storing grains and cleaning them regularly
Storing grains and cleaning them regularly

Grain storage is an efficient method to maintain food insecurity, particularly by underprivileged communities for the periods of crisis. For urban slum families in Indore and Agra, previously stored grains came to aid during coronavirus induced lockdown when most families had lost their livelihoods and were on the brink of starvation. Urban Health Resource Centre (UHRC) conducted sessions to gain knowledge regarding grain storage, challenges faced in maintaining quality of grains and strategies adopted by families to preserve the quality of grains from positive deviant families.

These strategies were shared by weaker and vulnerable families who are unable to store grains owing to various constraints.

Some ways families procure grains in bulk include-

  • Procuring grains from native villages in bulk and storing.
  • Procuring grains from peri-urban farms during the periods of harvest.
  • 2-3 families procuring grains from wholesale markets by negotiating a lower price.

Strategies to preserve the quality of grains –

  • Keeping the grains on an elevated level to avoid grains getting damaged.
  • Checking the quality of grains twice a year and sort out damaged grains.
  • Regularly exposing the grains to sunlight will ensure good quality of grains.
  • Using herbs such as dried neem leaves (Azadirachta indica), onions to prevent worm infestation.
  • Using recommended preservatives e.g. EDCT (Ethylene dichloride-carbon tetrachloride), herbal pest control and disinfection products to keep wheat safe.
Grains ready to be cooked for a meal
Grains ready to be cooked for a meal
Sharing strategies to procure and store grains
Sharing strategies to procure and store grains
Keeping grains one meter above the floor
Keeping grains one meter above the floor
Using chemicals to preserve stored grains
Using chemicals to preserve stored grains
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Urban Health Resource Centre

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Siddharth Agarwal
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Siddharth Agarwal
Indore, Madhya Pradesh India

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