Country should up its millets production by 40%: IIMR

The Hindu | Nov 21, 2020 at 7:07 PM
  • There is a need to increase the production of millets by at least 40% as demand for them in the Indian diet is on a constant rise.
  • Termed as nutri-cereals, millets are also increasingly finding favour among farmers for being climate-friendly crops that are drought resistant, growing in infertile soil.
  • India currently has around 14 million hectares of land under millets cultivation and produces around 14 million tonnes a year with Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Karnataka leading in millet farming.