The government has already taken many steps to promote millets, including allocation of coarse grains (millets) under PDS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcome the video release of Abundance in Millets, a song written and performed with the prime minister by singer Falu to help farmers grow millets and help end world hunger. The prime minister tweeted: "Very creative and will inspiremore people to embrace millets for healthy living!"
Under Modi's leadership, the government has taken many steps to promote millets. The government makes allocation of coarse grains (millets) under Public Distribution System (PDS) and Other Welfare Schemes (OWSs) including Wheat Based Nutrition Programme (WBNP) and Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM POSHAN) Schemes based on the requirement projected by the State Govts., Ministry of Women and Child Development and Department of School Education & Literacy subject to the availability of coarse grains (millets).
The government has fixed Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for twenty-two (22) mandated crops based on the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP) after considering the views of concerned State Governments and Central Ministries/Departments. The millets such as Ragi, Jowar and Bajra are covered under Minimum Support Price (MSP).
All the offices/Central Public Sector Enterprises of Department of Food and Public Distribution have been directed to introduce and promote millets in their canteens. Millet awareness quizzes/competitions and conferences are being conducted by Food Corporation of India and Central Warehousing Corporation of Department of Food and Public Distribution.