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millets

The consumption pattern, unavailability of millets, low yield, less demand and conversion of irrigated area for growing rice and wheat has reduced the cultivation of millets. Millets like jowar, sorghum, bajra etc as they do not require too much water or fertilisers or pesticides. They are tolerant to drought, are photo insensitive and are resistant to climate change. They not only provide nutritional security, but also help to prevent malnutrition.

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  • Millets: Finding a Way into our Diet

    user  Latha Nagarajan
    time  On 22 Mar 2018   

    In the interview, it is said that declaring 2018 as Millets Year can increase the awareness among people to include millets in the diet. Government has to bring policies favouring millets. Here they give us some policy recommendations.

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