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A Committee To Recognise And Release Traditional Millet Varieties In Odisha

Outlook Planet Desk

The Landrace Varietal Release Committee will advise the State government on all issues concerning millet landrace mainstreaming

India Ready To Lead The World In Millet Production As Staple Crop: TN Governor

Outlook Planet Desk

Governor R.N. Ravi was speaking to farmers, researchers, and students on the closing day of the International Millets Conference and Futuristic crop Expo 2023 in Coimbatore

Dharmapuri To Have Millet Festival On May 28-29

Outlook Planet Desk

The millet festival will prioritise demonstrations of home-grown millets in order to encourage farmers to use modern mechanisation technology

Millets Shines At PM Modi's Lunch In Papua New Guinea

Outlook Planet Desk

PM Modi's millet special lunch in Papua New Guinea included delicacies such as millet and vegetable soup, malai kofta, and Rajasthani ragi gatta curry, among others

Letter From Outlook

Millet Mantra To Address Malnutrition And Climate Change

Rajiv Tikoo

At the behest of India, the United Nations declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets. Earlier, India declared 2018 as the National Year for Millets. Apart from the Government of India, various State Governments, too, have launched their respective millet missions. Companies like Britannia, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Nestle and Tata Soulfull, as well as thousands of start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), too, are focusing more on millets.
The reasons are compelling. One of the first crops to be domesticated in India, millets are touted as the next super food owing to their high nutritional content of proteins, carbohydrates, dietary fibre and amino acids. Besides, millets are climate resilient for their low carbon and water footprint and can grow on poor soils with little inputs and withstand high temperatures. Millets have the potential to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...
According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), millets are small seeded annual grasses that are grown as grain crops, primarily on marginal land in dry areas of temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions. Grown in more than 100 countries, millets are traditional foods of more than half a billion people. India accounts for more than 20 per cent of the global millet production today and it is set to increase in the future.
The Government’s and the private sector’s focus on millets to address the twin challenges of malnutrition and climate change sits well with the Outlook Group’s much acclaimed and multi-year initiative championing the cause of Poshan under the banner of recently relaunched Outlook Planet website. We are also committing ourselves to create an enabling ecosystem through our editorial initiative to accelerate India’s journey to eradicate malnutrition and catalyse climate action while supporting income generation of marginal farmers and entrepreneurs. Given the scale and severity of challenges, we invite all like-minded stakeholders to join hands.

– Rajiv Tikoo is Consulting Editor - Sustainability,
Outlook Group

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Indian High Commission Commemorates International Year of Millets 2023 In Dhaka

According to High Commissioner Pranay Verma, India and Bangladesh have enormous potential to collaborate on millet R&D efforts

Adopt Millets: Modi In His 10-Point Action Plan At G7

The prime minister's 10-point action plan included curbing wastage of food, depoliticisation of global fertilizer supply chains and promoting millets

Indian Millets At The 76th Cannes Film Festival

Chef Prateek Sadhu joins hands with Diageo India's craft single malt, Godawan, to showcase "The Journey of India" at the 76th Cannes Film Festival

Millet Festivals Necessary To Create Awareness: Tomar

According to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar, more people becoming aware of the nutritional qualities of millets would raise demand, making farming more viable

Millet Varieties To Register High Demand In 2023

Conscious and mindful eating coupled with climate change awareness will boost production and consumption of climate-resilient foods like millets 

Telangana Government To Give Millets For Lunch And Ragi Coffee For Breakfast In Government Schools

The administration is also looking into the possibility of incorporating millets into the mid-day meal programme

Lenovo Tech To Aid Millet Revival In Kanthalloor

Lenovo employees, student volunteers, agriculture experts, and influencers with diverse skill sets will be chosen to participate in this initiative, supporting the local community in millet cultivation