Millet Mission Update | February 19, 2018
Government of Odisha has launched special programme for promotion of millets in tribal areas. One of the important components of the programme is to promote consumption of millets in rural and urban areas. In order to increase the awareness among the urban populace of the city, a Millet Urban Internship programme was launched by the State Secretariat under the project.
Under this project, awareness campaigns and recipe testing events will be conducted in various institutions, places and locations.
As part of urban internship programme, a millet recipe tasting was conducted in Sidda Development Research Agency (SDRC) for their staff. The session started with brief discussion on millets with the staff of SDRC.
Ms Aashima Choudhury, WASSAN explained the following:-
- Nutritious Aspects
- Historical and cultural significance
- Low Ecological footprint
- Climate change (Drought) resilience aspects
- Various millet recipes
This was followed by a recipe tasting event. Following millet snack dishes were served to 100 people
- LITTLE MILLET IDLI
- MIXED MILLET BISCUITS (LITTLE MILLET, FINGER MILLET AND FOXTAIL MILLET)
- RAGI VADA
- FOXTAIL MILLET HALWA
The event received a very positive response. Many people were surprised that millets had such a rich history and tasty. Many people interested to bring millets into their diet at least once a week. SDRC also took a decision to serve only millet biscuits in all their office events going forward.