Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas
"Reviving Millets in Farms and on Plates"



In Tribal Areas will be taken up in Seven districts of Southern Odisha

Major objectives of the programme are:-

  • Inclusion of Millets in State Nutrition programmes such as ICDS, MDM, ITDA Welfare Hostels and eventually in PDS.

  • Increasing Household consumption by setting up decentralized processing units at panchayat and block level.

  • Improving productivity through improved agronomic practices and organic inputs.

  • Increased availability of millet seeds through community managed/community owned seed centres with focus on local varieties.

  • Strengthening of Farmer Co operatives / Farmer Producers Organisations for better marketing of millets.

The programme may expand in future to other districts. The programme design is conceived considering their geographical, agro-ecological and cultural realities. Detailed process guidelines are available for download.




@ 2017 - Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas, Department of Agriculture and Food Production (Government of Odisha) and NCDS & WASSAN