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.
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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Economic Advisor appreciates Millet Mission Odisha as Innovative
Public Poilcy Initiative to combat Climate Change Millets Mission
Update | February 19, 2018
He said that many times policy suggestions may not become concrete
schemes very soon. He congratulated NCDS on the role it played in
transforming public policy discourse on millet into action oriented
programme. He referred to his climate change chapter in the economic
survey and also said Millet Mission Odisha is good model in this
Odisha to spend Rs 100
crore for expansion of millets mission The Indian Express (PTI - Bhubaneswar) | March 19, 2018
mission, millet cultivation took place around 7,444 acres of land
across seven districts during kharif 2017-18 and now the state
government seeks to take this programme to another 55 blocks in four
new districts, he said.
Millets to be included in
Midday Meals The Pioneer (Bhubaneswar) | March 20, 2018
Government has decided to include minor millets like Suan and Kangu in
the midday meal and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
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 &