Comprehensive Revival of Millets, a program of Department of
Agriculture, Andhra Pradesh intends to revive millets in rainfed
farming systems and household consumption.
Including diverse millets in crop systems, improving productivity,
promoting processing enterprises, inclusion of millets in state
nutrition programs and promoting markets are the strategic areas
nutritious Millets traditionally occupied substantial part of the
diets and crop systems in tribal areas and in the dry rainfed
areas of Andhra Pradesh. Government's focus on promotion of rice
in agriculture and in PDS has led to a shift away from millets.
Reduction in millets resulted in nutrition imbalances and
distorted cropping systems increasing demand on water. Millets are
more resilient to climate vulnerability and change and can be
cultivated even in marginal lands.
GULI Ragi CC
experiment at Rangasila village
Nutritious can potentially contribute to nutritional security
resilient to climate vulnerabilities and droughts
cultivated under rainfed situations across the state i.e.
additional demand on irrigation
prices following increasing consumer demand
Potential for tribal and rainfed areas becoming Millet-Hubs and
lead the grain economy
book contains 31 delicious millet recipes, out of which 10 are
breakfast items, 8 snacks, 11 meals, 4 sweets and 2 are Millet drinks.
This booklet is useful for facilitators who can be used as reference
material in Millets Consumption Campaign and Millet Recipe contests in
Training on Small Millet Processing for the Selected
Event Report | March 5th - 7th March 2018
The training was conducted at Nature office in Araku
valley, Visakhapatnam district. It was 3 day event, on
the first day class room training was conducted . On
the second day a small batch of millet was processed
and shown to the participants at the millet processing
unit established by B.Satyanarayan. On the third day
the millet processing unit was inaugurated by PD ATMA
Visakhapatnam, Sri Appalaswamy garu.
Bags' to promote indigenous varieties in Agency
Prasada Sarma, The Hindu | May 10, 2018
170 farmers to take
up cultivation in half-acre each in three districts
during kharif this year.
The Comprehensive Revival of Millets Program-AP was
launched in February 2016. Department of Agriculture
had identified WASSAN as a Lead Technical Agency for
this program. The program is being implemented in two
geographically distinct areas of Andhra Pradesh.
Selected 7 districts for this program 4 from north
coastal districts and 3 districts from Rayalaseema
region. A total of 44 potential mandals selected for
Revival of Millets.
estimate production of millets program, Total number of farmers and
millets in tribal areas and Rayalaseema division, Millets production
details (2015 and 2016) and List of Millets wise farmers under CRMP.
@ 2017 - Comprehensive Revival
of Millets in Rainfed Farming Systems and Household Consumptio