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What are millets and can they help create global food security? | DW | 05.05.2022
5th May 2022
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has pushed food insecurity onto the table. Could an overlooked cereal help steady the situation and feed the global po...

Crop Diversity~I - The Statesman
30th April 2022
Anupam Paul, The Statesman ...

Despite years of neglect, India continues to be the largest producer of millet in the world. Compared to water-guzzling cereals like rice and wheat, i...

mysuru: Ragi To Be Introduced In Mid-day Meals This Year | Mysuru News - Times of India
27th April 2022
Times of India...

The department of public instruction (DPI) is all set to include ragi (finger millet) and jowar in the mid-day meal menu from the next academic year ...

A better millet for potential iron deficiency
18th April 2022
The Hindu...

Improving natural iron absorption from iron-rich grains is a better strategy thFan chemical iron fortification of cereals...

Millet seeds, a powerful weapon against hunger
18th April 2022
United Nations News...

A World Food Program-backed initiative to deliver millet seeds to vulnerable people is taking root in Odisha, India, where it is helping to ward off h...

Opinion: Revive cultivation of ancient grains
18th April 2022
Srividhya S, Telgana Today | April 15, 2...

Millets are regarded as heritage crops owing to their cultivation and use as a staple food since ancient times in several parts of the world, especial...

Millet Mission to revenue divisions: Andhra cabinet approves key projects
8th April 2022
News Meter | April 8, 2022...

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has approved creating two new revenue divisions, launching AP Millet Mission, continuing YSR Sunna Vaddi scheme, and allotting ...

gumla: Gumla Eyes Ragi Cultivation To Tackle Malnourishment | Ranchi News - Times of India
5th April 2022
Times of India...

The district administration is working on a plan to engage around 5,000 farmers across Gumla for cultivation of ragi and maruwa (millets) that will b...

भारत: उड़ीसा बाजरा मिशन - बदलाव के बीज बोने की मुहिम
5th April 2022
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Millet cultivation is becoming a sustainable favourite of young farmers in Punjab | TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies
28th March 2022
K.L. Hlaba, University of Cambridge | Ma...

Crop diversification is the Punjab government’s top policy priority for achieving the goal of sustainable agriculture (SDG 2.4). As of now, the...

In TN: the new ragi universe of Nagi Reddy
28th March 2022
Aparna Karthikeyan, Rural India Online |...

Finger millet, or ragi, once central to the people of Tamil Nadu, now faces decline. Ragi farmers, like those in Krishnagiri district, confront challe...

Milletary Rule
21st March 2022
Prasun Chaudhuri, The Telegraph India | ...

The story of a reversal that may yet rescue Indians from being hungry and undernourished...

Millet farming is the new boost for India
21st March 2022
Pavitra K, The Hans India | March 20, 20...

Millets are cereal grains that are high in protein, fibre, and antioxidants....

Millets never had 'marketing gurus’ like rice, wheat. Thanks to Modi govt, now they will
21st March 2022
Meghana Narayan and Shauravi Malik, The ...

Corporate brands, the Modi government, and even the UN have told us about the benefits of millets. But there's a gap–it's still unclear to peop...

Is millet farming the future of India's sustainable agriculture?
19th March 2022
Free Press Journal | March 19, 2022...

With increasing water shortage, land unavailability for cultivation, and increasing heat due to global warming - millets are a fantastic opportunity f...

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...

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 – co...

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 Millets Mission