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




















[ 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 profitable.

  • 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 Distribution System

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 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.

Expression of Interest (EoI) 



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