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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

12257

Hectare area

31099

Farmers

59

Seeds

3107

CHCs

Millet Recipes

Proso Millet Curd Rice

Proso Millet Curd R

Curd rice is a popular and tasty south indian dish that is served with a south indian thali or meal....

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Sorghum Dosa

Sorghum Dosa

Did you know that the dosa is listed on the Worlds 50 most Delicious Foods? A popular South Indian d...

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Puffed Sorghum Laddoo

Puffed Sorghum Ladd

This is an easy method to make rava laddu recipe for diwali or any festival. this rava ladoo recipe ...

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Sorghum Salad

Sorghum Salad

From side dish to star attraction, no menu is complete without a salad. Nothing completes a menu lik...

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Sorghum Barfi

Sorghum Barfi

Apart from Halwas and Ladoos, one of the most famous Indian sweets are Barfis. A favourite among the...

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Sorghum Laddoo

Sorghum Laddoo

Laddoo is a dessert, which is often associated with festivals and special occasions. Laddus are made...

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Sorghum Roti

Sorghum Roti

Chapatis recipe, How to make Chapati, Indian flat bread, Quick Chapati recipe with detailed step by ...

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Kodo Millet Chakuli

Kodo Millet Chakuli

Chakuli is a type of dosa from South Odisha. Unlike a typical dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like, c...

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Kodo Millet Pulao

Kodo Millet Pulao

Veg Pulao Recipe is delicious medley of rice, spices and vegetables. It is very simple and easy to m...

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Foxtail Millet Dosa

Foxtail Millet Dosa

A dosa is a cooked flat thin layered rice batter, originating from the South India, made from a ferm...

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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...

Expression of Interest

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