Mapping and Exchange of the Good Practices (MEGP) for Millets Mainstreaming in Asia and Africa

Millets Mainstreaming in Asia and Africa

The proposal of India supported by 72 countries and the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to declare 2023 as the International Year of Millets on 5th March 2021 was a great achievement. India is at the forefront in popularising millets at the international level and this has also increased its responsibility. On 19th July 2022, … Read more

What is the importance of Millets in today’s scenario in India?

Importance of Millets

Importance of Millets in India: Millets are the group of small-seeded annual grasses that are grown as grain crops primarily on marginal land in dry areas and belong to the Poaceae family. Millets are the ancient food grains first domesticated for food and grown in 131 countries. Millets are the traditional food for 59 crore … Read more

What is Millet and Why the Miracle Grains are grown in Koraput

What is millet

What is Millet: Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grains, widely grown in India. They are rich in nutrients and popularly known as Nutri-Cereals. They belong to the Poaceae family. Millets are mostly rainfed crops that require fewer inputs and less water. They are tolerant to drought and they are the next generation … Read more