Millet Mission Odisha

The nutritious millets traditionally occupied a substantial part of the diets and crop systems in tribal areas of Odisha. Millets require less water and are more resilient to climate vulnerability. They can also be cultivated on the undulating and change and be cultivated even in undulating terrain. Reduction in millets resulted in nutrition deficiency. It led to unsustainable cropping systems increasing demand on water. In order to address growing crop failures and nutritional issues, millets need to be revived.To revive the millets, a flagship programme called¬†“Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas”¬†has been launched by Department of Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment, Odisha. Program intends to revive