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Agri scientist advocates inclusion of millet in PDS
14th March 2022
Ramesh Susarla, The Hindu | March 13, 20...

All-India Pearl Millets Research Project coordinator Chellapilla Tara Satyavathi inspecting the millets repository inaugurated at Rekulakunta in Anant...

2022-23 will be declared 'Year of  Millets': Tamil Nadu Agriculture minister MRK Panneerselvam
14th March 2022
The New Indian Express | March 14, 2022...

The upcoming year will be declared the ‘Year of Millets’, said Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister MRK Panneerselvam in Thanjavur on Sunday....

PAU plant breeding department develops wonder millet
10th March 2022
Hindustan Times | March 9, 2022...

Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) plant breeding department researcher Ruchika Bhardwaj was honoured at theICAR-All India Coordinated Research Proje...

India Needs a Millet Revolution. A Public-Private Partnership Can Set it in Motion
8th March 2022
Madhu Verma, Parul Sharma Anjaney Singh,...

These sturdy crops – local, resilient against drought and floods, with the potential to provide nutritional and livelihood security – could be the...

Centre looks to brand ‘India-grown’ millets for global market
5th March 2022
Zia Haq, Hindustan Times | March 5, 2022...

The country is now looking to raise output and branding of “India-grown” millets to drive exports and tap into a growing global market....

Odisha’s Sundargarh promotes ‘Spirulina’ & ‘Ragi’ to boost children’s nutrition
3rd March 2022
Rajeev Ranjan Roy, Bureautic India | Mar...

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Rich Millet Poor Millet: The Irony in Our Consumerism | THE BASTION
25th February 2022
V. Swaran, The Bastion | February 24, 20...

We seem to have lost the social memory that millets were once a major staple across India, with associations beyond food and fodder. The exoticness at...

Centre taking steps to boost oilseeds production; promote millets: Goyal
25th February 2022
Press Trust of India | February 24, 2022...

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal said nearly 4 lakh hectare area of rice fallow will be used for oilseeds cultivation in 100 districts ...

Visakhapatnam: Millet farmers set to raise income through jackfruit seed powder unit
24th February 2022
Rani Devalla, The Hans India | February ...

A jackfruit seed processing unit will be set up in Paderu The seeds of the fruit will be powdered and marketed Millet sisters will get trained in a ho...

101Reporters - Compelling stories from grassroots
23rd February 2022
Abhijit Mohanty, 101 Reporters | Februar...

Drawing on traditional wisdom, tribal women from Odisha are leading their communities to include and promote millets, ensuring their nutritional and l...

1st Woman Entrepreneur From Village, 63-YO Earns Rs 50K/Month with Organic Rice & Ragi
22nd February 2022
Himanshu Nitnaware, The Better India | F...

Saroja Patil from Karnataka started Tadhvanam to sell organic farm products that earn her Rs 50,000 a month. She now helps farmers switch to organic f...

Inadequate quantum of procurement has Karnataka's ragi farmers staring down the abyss
22nd February 2022
News9 Staff | February 21, 2022...

A humble millet, it was lyricised and popularised by none other than Srinivasa Nayak aka Purandara Das that sums the finger millet, Ragi which forms t...

प्रदेश में कोदो-कुटकी-रागी के उत्पादन को मिलेगा बढ़ावा
17th February 2022
Shantanu, Jantaserishta | February 9, 20...

मुख्यमंत्री भूपेश बघेल द्वारा प्रदेश के मिलेट्स के उत्प...

India to showcase its millets' strength at Dubai EXPO2020
17th February 2022
Daijiworld.com | February 16, 2022...

As part of the key theme 'Millets', a millets food festival, launch of a millets book, and various seminars focusing on its health and nutritional ben...

A food historian on why millets matter for India
16th February 2022
ANI, Livemint | February 15, 2022...

Social entrepreneurs, chefs and climate smart farmers are working to bring back millets into everyday meals....

Society will always be indebted to farmers, says agri expert
16th February 2022
The Hindu | February 15, 2022...

Consuming more nutritious food is possible only with millets and this system is being protected by women farmers at Pastapur and other villages, noted...

India Together: Reviving cultivation and consumption of millets - 14 February 2022
15th February 2022
Abhijit Mohanty, India Together | Februa...

The emphasis on rice and wheat production for decades has steadily reduced the importance of millets. Some states are trying to change this, recognisi...

Mighty millet: The new super grain of India
15th February 2022
Ruchika Garg, Hindustan Times | February...

The nutrient-rich cereal is taking centre stage in the culinary world, replacing rice and refined flour....

Millets: The mighty midgets
15th February 2022
The Print (ANI) | February 15, 2022...

Pallavi Upadhyaya is a social entrepreneur striving to bring millets back to the mainstream. Inspired by her personal health journey she started ‘Mi...

Ragi farmers in Karnataka hit hard by procurement policy
14th February 2022
Sharath S. Srivatsa, The Hindu | Februar...

‘Farmers are selling their produce around 35% less than the MSP since government is delaying procurement’...

Odisha Millets Mission