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About the programme

Traditionally the highly nutritious millets formed a substantial part of the diets and the cropping system in the tribal areas of Odisha. Millets require less water and are more resilient to climate vulnerability. They are also cultivable in undulating terrain. Paddy gaining prominence in the Public Distribution System (PDS) has resulted in reduced consumption of millets, resulting in extreme cases of nutritional deficiency. It has also led to unsustainable cropping systems increasing the demand for water. Millets are the answer to address both increased crop failures and nutritional deficiency and need to be revived. Learn More



Millets are not very popular other than Bajra, Jowar and Ragi and in all the millets Bajra (Pearl Millet) is most popular. Now a days millets are again gaining it's movement and people bringing more aware of it and today we going to learn about few millets which we can include in our diet, there are plenty of other millets too which hopefully we can cover some time soon.



Keonjhar, Odisha

In a first in the State, the Keonjhar district administration has introduced ragi laddus as morning snacks for preschool children under the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS)....

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Krushi Bhawan, Bhubaneswar

On World Food Day i.e. 16th October, a National Workshop on Nutri Cereals is being held at Krushi Bhawan, BBSR, Odisha....

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Within these few days of Balijatra Festival 2019 the MANDIA CAFE of Odisha Millets Mission had made a great impact ... Cuttack public are loving the taste of different Mandia Recipe and expecting Odisha Millets Mission should come with few more Mandi...

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Shree Krishna International School, Bhubaneswar

A Millets promotional event was organized at Shree Krishna International School with the students and staff, creating awareness about the millets and aiming for including them as part of their regular nutritious meals....

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Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar

Millets Recipe tasting event was organized in Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, to promote inclusion of millets in the Sports Hostel Menu. It received great appreciation from various trainers, Sports department officials as well as Sports Center Heads an...

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Millet stall was set up on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya at Barmunda on May 3, 2022. Selling of millet hot cook (Pakoda, Kheer, Podapitha) and millet cold cooked food (cake, Muffin, Ladoo, Rose cake, Vada, Khurma, biscuit, Mixture, sev, nimki, kara...

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Janta Maidan, Bhubaneswar

INWEC business mela was held from May 4 to May 8, 2022 at Janta Maidan, Bhubaneswar. The business mela provided an opportunity to interact and to establish network with customers, vendors, investors, policymakers, and some of the best business minds ...

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Bhubaneswar, Roulkela, Cuttack, Berhampur and Puri

As part of Odisha Millets Mission, the Programme Secretariat Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN) is launching an Urban Internship Programme. Students got an opportunity to bring innovative ideas promoting consumption of millet...

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The Raja Mahotsav was organized for the first time by OTDC. This Mahotsav provided a platform for Women SHGs & Entrepreneurs who have struggled during COVID. Selling activity was done by Trishakti SHG from Bhubaneswar along with 100 no of mini stalls...

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Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology campus

Canopy stall was set up at Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology campus on July 5 and 6, 2022. The students tasted millet cold cooked food and got aware of different millet recipes....

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Canopy stall by WSHG members were set up on the occasion of world kitchen garden day i.e August 28, 2022. Millet snacks were provided to participants for tasting purpose. Selling activity and awareness activity also conducted....

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Under the visionary leadership of Hon'ble CM, Odisha abled to promote Women Entrepreneurship at the grass root level with nationally awarded Odisha Millets Mission program. Women from Sundargarh, Ganjam and Bhubaneswar of Mission Shakti Self Help Gro...

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In view of an increase in demand for millet based food products, millet stall was set up at Baliyatra from November 8 to 17, 2022. Millets based value added products such as Millet cookies ( 15 variety), Millet chakuli, aaluchap, vada,,veg pakoda, ch...

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SAI International School

SAI International School hosted a ceremonial celebration for the Odisha Millets Mission, a flagship initiative of the State Government of Odisha on November 22, 2022. The event was attended by Shri. Prem Chandra Chaudhary, Director of Agriculture and...

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Master Canteen,Bhubaneswar

Millet menu was launched at BOCCA Café, Master Canteen in collaboration with Odisha Millets Mission on September 24, 2022. Dr. Arabinda Kumar Padhee, Principal Secretary of the Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Department graced the event as th...

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Sri Krishna International School, Malipada, Bhubaneswar

Millets grain display and tasting of food was conducted on August 12, 2022 for creation of awareness of nutritional value of millets among students at Srikrishna International School. Hot cook millet food (Ragi Pasta, Foxtail millet Kheer, Little mil...

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Different Parks in Bhubaneswar

Odisha Millets Mission is to promote millets through urban campaigns and promotional events to create awareness on nutritional aspects and health benefits of millets among urban people. Promotional events and awareness campaigns were planned out in p...

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Kalinga fitness gym,Bhubaneswar

A day at Kalinga fitness gym, where fitness folks tasted Ragi Challah (Chhanch) and Kangu chakuli served by WSHG members. They got inspired by how fitness can be maintained through the consumption of millets as a supplement to various carbohydrates a...

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Skill development training for OTDC cooks was arranged. As a part of promotional activity for the International Year of Millet 2023, a millet-based menu in Panthaniwas was proposed. In this regard millet-based recipe training of OTDC cooks was conduc...

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Kalinga Stadium

One day workshop was held at Kalinga Stadium on food tasting for inclusion of millets-based meals in Sports Hostel on August 20, 2022. Millet based hot cooked food including sandwich, curd rice, kheer, chakuli, idli etc. were served to all the attend...

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Kalinga stadium Bhubaneswar

To celebrate the upcoming International Year of Millets and Hockey World Cup, an event was organised in the chair of Hockey legend Dr.Dilip Tirkey. As part of pre-league matches, the Indian hockey team was presented with Millet hampers and was introd...

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Odisha Millets Mission hosted a millet meet up with the Restaurant Association of Odisha (RAO) for a tasting session of millet-based dishes on October 31, 2022. The larger engagement and promotion of millets in other café and restaurants was discuss...

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Lokseva Bhawan, Bhubaneswar Convention Hall

As Odisha is forerunner in the promotion of millets, it became the first state to celebrate the importance of Millets as the Government of Odisha has declared the first Thursday (November 10th 2022) of Margaisra Masa as per the Odia Calendar as Mandi...

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Belgadia Palace, Mayurbhanj

One day workshop was organized on October 27, 2022 with the Chef and staff at Belgadia Palace for inclusion of millet in their menu and some products in their stay suites. Millet is the best and assured source of local food available at tribal distri...

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Dibyajyoti SHG from Sundergarh and Trishakti SHGs from Bhubaneswar participated and showcased different millet cooked food at Food Pro event at Gao from August 4 to August 6, 2022. It was an exchange of knowledge from other progressive states where M...

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First millet export consignment has been flagged off by Development Commissioner cum APC, Shri Predeep Kumar Jena, IAS, Govt of Odisha, Regional head, Shri Sandeep Saha, APEDA and Chief General Manager, Shri C Udaybhaskar, NABARD, Odisha. The millet ...

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Lok Seva Bhawan, Bhubaneswar

Millet Shakti Cafe inaugurated at the premises of Loka Seva Bhawan, Bhubaneswar on 23rd April, 2023. In collaboration with the department of Mission Shakti, Millets Shakti Cafe opened its 2nd cafe at Bhubaneswar and 6th cafe in Odisha. It was inaugur...

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Young India organized “MoUtkal Divas” to mark 88th Utkal divas on 1st April, 2023. On this occasion millet based oriya cuisines were tasted by the guests. Hon’ble Governor graced his present and tasted different millet cuisines made by SHG memb...

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This step by step recipe for healthy yet delicious vegan multi-grain millet cookies make for a perfect snack for anytime! Millets are not very popular other than Bajra, Jowar and Ragi and in all the millets Bajra (Pearl Millet) is most popular. Today we are going to learn about few millets which we can include in our diet.

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