EXPRESSION OF INTERESTING (EOI) FOR "SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR PROMOTION
OF MILLETS IN TRIBAL AREAS"
[ application late date - October 25TH, 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 organized 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
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
www.milletsodisha.com under the tab “Guidelines” for
reference. In the 3rd phase, programme is extended to
another 10 blocks in Bargarh (5 blocks) and Nabarangpur (5
Applications were sought from eligible NGOs for the role of
facilitating agencies for the 10 blocks on dated 21.8.2018. A total 26
nos of Application were received for 10 blocks. Out of which 4 nos of
block received more than three and rest 6 blocks received less than 3
nos of application.
Detailed document is available for download.
of Interest (EoI)