Pledge to include nutritious and climate-friendly millets in your diet – Naveen Patnaik – न्यूज़लीड India

Pledge to include nutritious and climate-friendly millets in your diet – Naveen Patnaik

Pledge to include nutritious and climate-friendly millets in your diet – Naveen Patnaik



Bhubaneswar, November 11- : The state government is today observing the first Thursday of the month of Margasira of the Hindu calendar as ‘Mandiya Divas’ or ‘Bajra Diwas’. Greeting on the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Let us all take a pledge to include nutritious and climate-friendly millets in our diet and move forward towards a sustainable planet, a healthy society and the welfare of farmers by giving it grow. A special place in the food system.” Odisha has become the first state to declare November 10 as a day dedicated to millets. It aims to popularize and promote the use and cultivation of the superfood-millets among the people.

The state government started the Odisha Millet Mission in the year 2017-18. It is a flagship program of the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment. Initially Bajra Mission was implemented in 30 blocks of seven districts. Now it is being implemented in 142 blocks of 19 districts. Odisha Millet Mission has received recognition from many circles. Not only has the Government of India asked all states to adopt the Odisha Millet Mission model to promote millets, pulses and oilseeds, UN-IFAD and UN-FAO have also called upon the appropriate Odisha Millet Mission framework to take agro-ecological initiatives. has endorsed.

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