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

Odisha Millet Mission: Best model setting example at the National Level

Odisha Millet Mission

Odisha Millet Mission : Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas of Odisha is one of the unique projects in the agriculture department which focuses on improved production of Nutri-cereals, local consumption, procurement under MSP, and distribution through PDS. The mission is initiated in the financial year 2017-18. The mission has been successfully … Read more

A Call for your valuable Action for SKOCH Award: Odisha Millet Mission

SKOCH Award Odisha Millet Mission

Skoch Award 2021: Odisha Millet Mission Odisha Millet Mission is a wonderful initiative taken by the Government of Odisha which has created a place in the heart of the tribal farmers of Odisha. It started in the year 2017 and till now it has not turned back. I must say it is the efforts taken … Read more

First Exclusive Millet Shakti Cafe inaugurated in Keonjhar under Odisha Millet Mission

Millet Shakti Cafe

Millet Shakti Cafe: Odisha’s First-ever Millet Shakti Cafe was inaugurated inside the Collectorate campus in Keonjhar under ”Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal-cum-Mining areas under District Mineral Fund on 29th, October 2021. All of us are aware of the nutritional value of millets and their climate-resilient characteristics. Due to their nutritional qualities, it … Read more

Best Millet Promoting State Award goes to Odisha Millet Mission in 2021

Best Millet Promoting State Award

Best Millet Promoting State Award: Odisha bagged the Best Millet Promoting State Award in an event ”Nutri-Cereals Multi Stakeholders Mega Convention 3.0 held at Hyderabad. This event was jointly organized by Nutrihub, ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research(IIMR) & the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in association with NITI Aayog, Government of India. The award was presented … 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