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About the programme

Traditionally the highly nutritious millets formed a substantial part of the diets and the cropping system in the tribal areas of Odisha. Millets require less water and are more resilient to climate vulnerability. They are also cultivable in undulating terrain. Paddy gaining prominence in the Public Distribution System (PDS) has resulted in reduced consumption of millets, resulting in extreme cases of nutritional deficiency. It has also led to unsustainable cropping systems increasing the demand for water. Millets are the answer to address both increased crop failures and nutritional deficiency and need to be revived.

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14

Districts

72

Blocks

12334

Hectare area

31099

Farmers

59

Seeds

3107

CHCs

Millet Recipes

Pearl Millet Pesarattu

Pearl Millet Pesara

Flat crepes or pancakes go by many names in India, and can be both sweet and savory. They’re mostl...

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Pearl Millet Khichdi

Pearl Millet Khichd

Today's recipe has been on my to-make list since the last mega marathon we had in April. Bajra/ Pear...

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Pearl Millet Pakoda

Pearl Millet Pakoda

Make something different with the Bajra (Pearl Millet) grains. So how about some healthy and yummy p...

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Barnyard Millet Spring Onion Dosa

Barnyard Millet Spr

Spring Onion Millet Dosa is an aromatic and tasty dosa from Karnataka. Scallion, salad onion, green ...

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Barnyard Millet Roti

Barnyard Millet Rot

Barnyard millet is popularly consumed as rice, the following recipe describes procedure to make roti...

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Barnyard Millet Cutlet

Barnyard Millet Cut

Millet Cutlets/Patties is a simple and healthy dish that can be had for lunch, as a tea time snack, ...

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Little Millet Urad Dal Dosa

Little Millet Urad

Little millet also known as small millet are certainly very versatile, you can make variety of foods...

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Little Millet Tomato Rice

Little Millet Tomat

Little Millet Tomato Rice Recipe is a delicious way of cooking the little millets flavoured with spi...

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Little Millet Curd Rice

Little Millet Curd

Little millet curd rice is another simple dish that can be prepared with little millet. I already sh...

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Little Millet Salad

Little Millet Salad

Little Millet Salad combines the traditional flavors of a green salad with the healthy ancient grain...

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Why Millets

Nutritional benefits

Nutritional Benefits

Highly nutritious and rich in Vitamin B, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc etc...

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Agri Benefits

Agricultural Benefits

More resilient to climate vulnerabilities and droughts.

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Area Benefits

Area Benefits

Can be cultivated under rainfed situations across the state i.e. "without additional demand on irrigation".

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Consumer Benefits

Consumer Benefits

Buoyant prices following increasing consumer demand.

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Economic Benefits

Economic Benefits

Potential for tribal and rainfed areas becoming millet-hubs and lead the grain economy.

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A nostalgic ladle

I grew up in Hosur. My family grew millets and I grew up eating them I was also fascinated by the charm...

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Millet Mission Updates

12
Sep

Millet Revolution: Important To Debate Implementation

In the past few weeks millets have been making a return in Prime Minister Narendra Modis speeches The mention of...

30
Aug

How A Millet Revolution In India Will Ensure A Nutritious Di...

PM Modi said that Ayush is going to play a very big role when India is going with the target...

16
Aug

Talk On Impacts Of Millet Consumption On Agriculture

Consumption and production are interlinked processes an increase in either can only be sustained if there is a corresponding...

15
Aug

Grow More Millets, Collector Ayesha Masrat Khanam Tells Farm...

District Collector Ayesha Masrat Khanam said millets have rich minerals proteins and fiber which improves blood and strength of bones...

02
Aug

Millets And Nutrition - Collective Enterprise Fights Malnutr...

A collective enterprise in coastal Andhra Pradesh is contributing towards better nutrition of women and children in tribal areas by...

02
Aug

There'S Bajra (Pearlmillet) In My Beer!

As you sip the freshly brewed craft beer there is nothing to indicate the pale brew is generously infused with...

29
Jul

Focus Now On Market Support To Odisha'S Millet Farmers

The Agriculture department hopes to include the rest 13 blocks of the district in the programme soon In a bid...

29
Jul

Malnutrition-Struck Maharashtra Turns To Millet To Enrich Tr...

Millet consists of ragi jowar and some other cereals that have high nutritive value...

26
Jul

Kodo - Kutki Millets - Traditional Millet Cultivation By Gon...

The Gond tribes custodians of agro-biodiversity in central India have traditionally grown millets that are suited to local climate and...

22
Jul

Mighty Millets For A More Diversified Diet

Expert reiterates role of ancient crop in tackling issues like obesity malnutrition...

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Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas (2nd Phase)