Jaivik Setu, Indore's 1st authentic Farmers' Market & also organic produce shop, is now operational !! It was inaugurated by Honorable Lok Sabha Speaker & Indore's Member of Parliament - Smt. Sumitra Mahajan !!
Jaivik Setu is a destination where several farmers sell their Organic Produce and other Eco-friendly products !! The Farmers get their freshest and the best organic produce such as bell peppers (coloured capsicums), lemons, radish, carrot, tomatoes, Green vegetables, etc. and fruits including guava, custard apple (Sitaphal), papaya, etc. !! There are also a range of speciality home-made ORGANIC products such as cookies, biscuits, cakes, & other desserts, breads, buns/rolls, pizza bases, preserves, jams, juices, concentrates, paneer, etc. available here !!
The farmers would sell their products ONLY ON SUNDAYS, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM !! In the warmer Summer months, Jaivik Setu has ensured that the environment in the market remains conducive, by putting large industrial coolers, mist fans, and shade !! And in the wetter days of the Monsoons too, Jaivik Setu has gone the extra mile in putting up temporary tents and moving some sections inside the permanent building, only so that Indoreans can continue to benefit !!
Besides the farmers' produce, the Jaivik Setu Farmers' Market also has great organic vegetarian food sold by housewives and others !! The delicacies sold here change every Sunday, and include seasonal specialities and regular dishes such as stuffed paraanthaas, chillas, pohaa, kanji vadaa, appam with stew, falafel sandwich, grilled sandwiches, flavoured baked yoghurt, salads, cakes, chocolate mousse, chaach (buttermilk), vegetable & fruit juices, Gujarati, Maharashtrian, Malwi (regional), and Rajasthani specialities, etc. !! It is a rocking Sunday brunch option !!
However, the store selling dry organic produce
such as cereals (Indian and imported), pohaa, pulses, spices, tea, honey, jaggery, etc. and other eco-friendly products
such as Earthenware bottles & cookware (as seen in the images), fabrics, soaps, shampoos, and other personal hygiene products, floor & other cleaning liquids, candles,
LED lamps, solar-powered devices, electric mosquito trappers, etc. and even books on organic farming and related topics, is open on all days
from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM !!
Speciality products such as Apple Cider Vinegar, Tulsi Ark (concentrate), Ginger Ark (concentrate), are also sold here !! Natural, home-made, organic products from very reputed and genuine manufacturers from various parts of the country are stocked at Jaivik Setu, only after verifying their credentials !!
Some of the famous brands given shelf-space at Jaivik Setu are:
- 24 Mantra
- Pro Natural
- Homa Organic
- Sardar Patel Farms
- Kashmir Honey
- Nvis Technologies
- Haylide (toiletries)
- Soul Tree (toiletries)
- Asian Living (toiletries)
- Raw Rituals (toiletries)
- Khadi Gramodyog (toiletries)
- Strategi (mosquito repellants)
- Herbal Hills (health supplements)
- Mana Chetna Vikas Kendra (various)
One of the FOUNDERS of Jaivik Setu, Indore's Ms. Janak Palta McGilligan's received the Padma Shri Award at the Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on March 30, 2015 !! Padma awards are one of the highest civilian awards in India, where people from various sectors are chosen for their exemplary works !!
Ms. Janak Palta McGilligan's the only Woman Social Worker among all the Indian Awardees and the only woman from Madhya Pradesh (MP) across all categories !! She's the wife of late Mr James (Jimmy) McGilligan who was conferred OBE, the Most Excellent Order of British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II of UK, for his services to social causes and the promotion of alternative energy in rural communities in India !!
List of 104 Padma Awards 2015 is here: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=114952
Out of 9 Padma Vibhushan awardees, only 1 Social worker:
Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade from Karnataka !!
Out of 20 Padma Bhushan awardees, 2 Social Workers:
Mr Bill Gates and Mrs Melinda Gates from USA !!
Out of 75 Padma Shri awardees, 5 for Social Workers:
Shri Ashok Bhagat, Jharkhand
Shri Veerendra Raj Mehta, New Delhi
Shri H. Thegtse Rinpoche from Arunachal Pradesh
Late Shri Meetha Lal Mehta (Posthumous), Rajasthan
Dr. (Mrs.) Janak Palta McGilligan, Madhya Pradesh (Only woman in Social Work field from India and only one from Madhya Pradesh and Only 1 from INDORE !! Seen in this picture below, she's been felicitated at the Jaivik Setu Farmers' Market for being selected as a 'Padma Shri' awardee, in January 2015, with Mr. Ambrish Kela !! Once again, Janak 'Didi' (as she's popularly known here), SUPER CONGRATULATIONS & thanks for making Indore proud again !! You Rock !! Indore Rocks !!!
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