EXPRESSION OF INTERESTING (EOI) FOR "SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR PROMOTION
OF MILLETS IN TRIBAL AREAS"
[ application late date - SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2018 ]
The project “Special Programme for promotion of Millets in Tribal
Areas of Odisha” originated from the state level consultation on
the subject “Comprehensive revival of millets securing nutrition and
mitigating droughts in southern Odisha” held on 27th January 2016 at
NCDS, Bhubaneswar organised by Planning and Convergence Department,
Government of Odisha. As a follow up on the plenary recommendations
chaired by Development Commissioner cum Additional Chief Secretary, a
detailed Programme framework was developed.
Major Objectives of the Programme:
Increasing Household Consumption of millets by about 25% to
enhance household nutrition security and to create demand for millets.
Promoting Millet Processing enterprises at panchayat and Block
level to ease processing at households and for value added markets
Improving Productivity of millets crop systems and make them
Developing Millets Enterprises and establishing Market
Linkages to rural/urban markets with focus on women entrepreneurs.
Inclusion of millets in State Nutrition Programmes and Public
Special Programme for 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 at
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.
Detailed document is available for download.
of Interest (EoI)