The nutritious millets traditionally occupied substantial part of the
diets and crop systems in tribal areas of Odisha.
Millets require less water and are more resilient to climate
vulnerability. They can also be cultivated on the undulating and
change and be cultivated even in undulating terrain.
Reduction in millets resulted in nutrition deficiency. It led to
unsustainable cropping systems increasing demand on water. In order to
address growing crop failures and nutritional issues, millets need to
be revived. To revive the millets, a flagship programme called
"Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas"
has been launched by Department of Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment,
Odisha. Programme intends to revive millets in rainfed farming systems
and household consumption.
Expression of Interest
(EoI) for Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal
Areas in Odisha.
Nutritious can potentially contribute to nutritional security
More resilient to climate vulnerabilities and droughts
Can be cultivated under rainfed situations across the state i.e.
"without additional demand on irrigation"
Buoyant prices following increasing consumer demand
Potential for tribal and rainfed areas becoming Millet-Hubs and
lead the grain economy
be cooked as we make rice and serve with dal, sambar,
rasam or any curry of our choice. We can also make various dosa,
idli, upma, pongal, pulao, sweets from millets.
We can also be
use in baking. Some millet recipes under this project
so we can include millets in our diet in more exciting way.
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Odisha launches Pilot Programme to include Millets in ICDS
Venue: MOhana Block,
Gajapati district, Odisha | December 20, 2017
Government of Odisha has launched Millet Mission to revive millets in
plates and farms in the 7 tribal districts of Odisha. One of the
objectives of the programme is to explore inclusion of millets in
state nutrition programmes such as ICDS, MDM and PDS. As part of the
initiative, first pilot programme on inclusion of millets in ICDS was
launched in 10 AWCs in Chandiput GP, Mohana Block in Gajapati district
on 20.12.2017. This event was conducted under the guidance of Women &
Child Development Department and Agriculture Department. The project
will be implemented by Anganwadi workers and helpers. Funding is being
provided through state plan 2017-18 through Millet Mission initiative.
WASSAN and NCDS is provided the design and technical supportfor the
initiative. Field level supported is provided by SACAL NGO.
RELEASE FOR SKOCH AWARD 2017 TO MILLET MISSION ODISHA December 23 2017 (Farmerís / Kishan Day)
The Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas (Millet
Mission Odisha) has won the SKOCH Award 2017 - Silver and SKOCH
Order-of-Merit. These were conferred at the 50th SKOCH summit held at
Constitution Club of India, New Delhi, 20-21 December 2017..
Interview with Samara
Khilo on his farm adopting LT Method
Filmed by Prakash Mallick, DPC, Millet Mission, Malkangir @ at K.
Atalguda Village of Khairput Block in Malkangiri Districti
Samara Khilo is the farmer
who has adopted LT Method for the first time in his life. He is very
happy with LT Method. He used to get 2 quintals of Ragi from
Broadcasting method every year. This year he is expecting more than 5
quintals from LT Method. He has followed packages of practices (PoP),
and he wants to adopt LT Method in the coming kharif season as well.
@ 2017 - Special
Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas, Department of
Agriculture and Food Production (Government of Odisha) and NCDS &