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Madhya Pradesh To Implement Millet Mission Scheme In All Districts For Two Years

Madhya Pradesh State Millet Mission Scheme will be implemented for two years (2023-24 and 2024-25) with a budget of over Rs 23 crore

Madhya Pradesh To Implement Millet Mission Scheme In All Districts For Two Years
Madhya Pradesh State Millet Mission Scheme will be implemented in all the districts through the Director, Farmers' Welfare and Agriculture Development

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday (April 11) decided to implement Madhya Pradesh State Millet Mission Scheme in the state. The scheme will be implemented in all the districts through the Director, Farmers’ Welfare and Agriculture Development. As reported by news agency PTI,

The government has decided to implement the state’s millet mission scheme through the farmers’ welfare and agriculture department in all districts for a period of two years, the official said. in these two years, over Rs 23 crore will be spent under the scheme.

Briefing about the decisions taken during the cabinet meeting, state Medical Education Minister Vishvas Kailash Sarang said the state will work on the promotion of coarse grains, according to ANI.

Millet Mission has been established with the aim that we will work on the promotion of coarse grains, its production and its use. The duration of this mission will be for two years till 2025, he said.

Minister Sarang said that during the meeting Chief Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that all the government programmes, where there is food facilities, should include one dish of millets. CM Chouhan also instructed that millet should be given to the children in the mid-day meal and in the hostels once a week.

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Coarse cereals include maize, sorghum (jowar), oats, barley (jow), pearl millet (Bajra) and other minor millets such as finger millet (ragi), kodo millet (arikalu), proso millet (cheena), foxtail millet (kauni), little millet (kutki) and barnyard millet (Sanwa). Under this mission scheme, coarse grain seeds will be made available to farmers by co-operative and government institutions at 80 percent subsidy so that farmers can produce maximum coarse grains in the state.

Workshops and training programmes for farmers will also be organised at different levels, Minister Sarang said, adding that the government will separately create public awareness for value addition of coarse grains and ensure that the farmer can also get financial benefits on a large scale.

Also Read: Give PDS Beneficiaries Option To Bundle Millets With Wheat, Rice: Parliamentary Panel

(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)

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