(GIST OF YOJANA) National Year of the Millet
National Year of the Millet
The Government of India has declared 2018 as the National Year of the Millet.
Tamil Nadu are leaders in the cultivation of millet crops like samai, thinai,
kezhvaragu, panivaragu, kambu and several other minor millets. Kolli Hills has a
rich germplasm of such millets. Therefore, it will be useful to organise a
Millet Biovalley for the conservation of Millets. Such a programme should be
accompanied by the variety of small food industries based on the production of a
wide variety of processed millets like breakfast cereals.