Rallies and seminars were part of the awareness programmes conducted by the Department of Agriculture to project the importance and value of tender coconut, soap nut, cotton and traditional agro products in the district recently.Officials said that since the traditional products have lost their place in the present way of life and the younger generation were not keen in knowing the medicinal properties of these products that have positive effects on health, the government has instructed the department to conducts rallies in each block and seminars at block level and district level.
Products like tender coconut, rich in vitamin and minerals, enhance digestion and also increase resistance to diseases. Due to dominance of western culture and artificial cosmetic products, no one uses soapnut (shikakai).
In order to reintroduce these traditional products into use by the public at large, awareness programmes were conducted recently.
The traditional products have lost their place in the present way of life