Millets Current Affairs, GK & News

Plan to Promote Millet Exports

The Union Ministry of Commerce, via its apex agricultural export promotion body, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), has formulated a plan to promote millet export from India from December 2022. What are the key features of the plan? Promotion of participation of exporters, farmers and traders in 16 international trade expos ..

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Improving Iron Absorption from Grains

The consumption of Millets is being promoted in India as these grains are good for the people. They have rich iron content and are also high in zinc, calcium, potassium, magnesium, dietary fibre, and other important vitamins like riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, and folic acid. Therefore, millets are a great solution for increasing dietary iron density ..

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Introduction of Millets in Mid – Day Meal Scheme

The Government of India is to include millets in the mid day meal scheme. This is being done to enhance the nutrition in children. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Education. It is to be implemented by PM POSHAN scheme. What is the plan? The central government has asked the state governments and ..

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Chhattisgarh launches ‘Millet Mission’

Chhattisgarh government launched the “Millet Mission” on September 14, 2021 with the objective of making the state a millet hub of India. Highlights On the occasion of launch of the mission, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel noted that state will soon become the millet hub of India. He also highlighted that, “Like minor forest produce, the ..

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UNGA declares 2023 as “International Year of Millets”

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has declared the year 2023 as “International Year of Millets”. The resolution to declare the year was sponsored by India. The resolution was adopted by consensus and the support of over 70 nations out of 193. Highlights This news was shared by the India’s Permanent Representative to US Ambassador, ..

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Odisha to include local produce in ICDS and PDS schemes first time

Odisha for the first time will include locally cultivated ragi into the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Public Distribution Scheme (PDS). This is being done as a part of the State Millet Mission that was launched by the Odisha Government in 2017. Ragi Procurement In 2020, the Odisha Government has procured 95,000 quintals of ..

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