Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas

"Reviving Millets in Farms and on Plates"

         

 

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

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

 

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. [Read more]...

 

GoI asks states to learn from Odisha Millet Mission (OMM) Model

The National Mission on Nutri Cereals was launched during the National Workshop on Nutri Cereals at Pune on 28th September 2018. It was launched by Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Agriculture Minister, GoI. [Read more]...

 


 

 

Millets can be cooked similar to rice and used as a substitute to rice, with dal, sambar, rasam or any curry of our choice. They can also be used to make dosa, idli, upma, pongal, pulao, sweets, infact any recipe where rice is used. They can also be used in baking. Some millet recipes that you can try out are listed for you[Read more]...

 

Highly nutritious and can 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

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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 District.

 

Our News Monthly Digest features recent news and knowledge updates on Millets.

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Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas, Department of Agriculture and Food Production (Government of Odisha) and NCDS & WASSAN