#OUAT Girls Hostel Named After #Koraput Famous Woman Farmer Kamala Pujari #Odisha #OdiaNari
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday named a girls’ hostel of Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT) after the name of tribal woman farmer Kamala Pujari.
While attending the event organised by OUAT to lay the foundation stone of several research centres and other projects in its premises, Patnaik felicitated the 67-year-old Pujari present on the occasion.
The Woman farmer named Kamala Pujari belonging to Patraputa in Koraput in Jeypore in Odisha despite of her win of the ‘Equator Initiative Award’ at the Johannesburg of South Africa in 2002, today lives with her six-member family in a kutcha house although a ladies hostel been built in the campus of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) has been named after her. The 70-year old farmer stated that they live in the thatched house built by her husband and she does not own a house under the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY).
Besides laying the foundations for various research centres and other projects on the premises of the university, the CM inaugurated the examination hall and classroom of the College of Forestry of OUAT.
“I am happy that Kamala Pujari, the tribal woman farmer, has led the way to other farmers in our State,” said Patnaik.
Pujari has received several national and international awards like Krusi Bisarada Samman and the Equator Initiative Award, to name a few.