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.
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promotion of millets in tribal areas was launched in 2017 in 7
districts covering 30 blocks in Phase 1. It was extended to additional
25 blocks in Phase 2 in 2018. Guidelines and budgets available may be
found here under the tab “Guidelines” for reference. In the
THIRD PHASE programme is extended to another 10 blocks in
Bargarh (5 blocks) and Nabarangpur (5 blocks) districts. Invitations
are sought through sealed from eligible NGOs for the role of
facilitating agencies for the 10 blocks.
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
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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 Districti
the State Government launched a special programme for promotion of
millets in tribal areas to improve nutritional security.
The Indian Express (Bhubaneswar) | July 25, 2018
Odisha's millet mission to cover more districts IANS (Bhubaneswar) | August 1, 2018
government has brought 62 blocks of 12 districts under the millet
mission to enhance farmers' income in the state.
62 blocks of 12 districts
included in Millet Mission (Odisha) The Daily Pioneer | August 2, 2018
effort to enhance farmers’ income, 62 blocks of 12 districts have been
brought under the Millet Mission. The activities of the mission were
reviewed by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi over videoconferencing
with the concerned collectors recently.
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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.
@ 2017 - Special
Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas, Department of
Agriculture and Food Production (Government of Odisha) and NCDS &