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Farmers should focus on growing millet instead of paddy, NITI Aayog has given this reason

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Need to shift from rice to millet cultivation, says Amitabh Kant

new Delhi. Farmers can benefit more if they cultivate millet instead of paddy. NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant said on Wednesday that to reduce water consumption, there is a need to move towards rice cultivation instead of rice cultivation.

Amitabh Kant said that millet is rich in nutrients and micronutrients, especially protein and calcium. Therefore, millet should be used in Suraksha Kavach schemes for women and children. He said in a tweet that there has been positive interaction with the states about the promotion of millet. Millet are particularly rich and rich in micronutrients in addition to protein and calcium.

Kant was presiding over the virtual meeting held at the National Consultation on Promotion of Millets. In this meeting, the representatives of the states shared their experiences and discussed possible ways to include Bajra in the plans to promote nutritional security in the country.

Millet is a kharif crop. Bajra is considered a coarse-grained crop. It is most cultivated in India in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Apart from these, millet is being cultivated in many other states. It takes less effort to cultivate millet and the cost is also minimal. This benefits the farmers well.

This post was published on July 23, 2020 12:11 pm

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