International Year of Millets 2023: How India is taking the lead?

India is leading the way in promoting millets and their benefits during the International Year of Millets 2023. Here are some of the measures taken by India to promote millet


Policy Support

The Indian government has initiated various policies and schemes to promote millet. For example, the government has included millets under the National Food Security Mission to increase production, launched the “Millet Mission” to improve productivity, and introduced millets in the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in schools to promote their consumption.

Research and Development

India also invests in research and development activities to improve millet production and processing. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has established several centers for millet research

Capacity Building

India also conducts various capacity-building activities to promote millet, such as training programs for farmers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers

International Collaboration

India collaborates with other countries and international organizations to promote millets globally.