Women Self Help Groups have been engaged in the production of the environment-friendly product to help the members augment their income.
The Odisha government has decided to procure 60 lakh tonne of paddy including 10 lakh tonne of rabi crops.
The WSHGs will maintain books of records as prescribed by discom concerned.
The fest, organized by the state government, also threw the floor open for small scale women entrepreneurs to showcase their culinary skills.
The district administration on Wednesday disengaged 15 SHGs from production of ‘chhatua’ meant for supply under Supplementary Nutrition Programme for children and pregnant women.
The minister said that SERP should identify different service sectors locally in the villages and create income generation programmes for women.