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Millets' day in the sun

The cereal can help alleviate malnutrition and improve public health

Surinder Sud 

Surinder Sud

The agriculture ministry’s move to observe 2018 as the National Year of Millets is an acknowledgement, even if belated, of the nutritional value of these small seeded cereals which have unfairly been neglected after the green revolution.

In fact, the government had earlier urged the United Nations also to designate the year as an International Year of Millets to draw global attention towards the need to promote the production and consumption of these virtual storehouses of nourishment. Nutritionists now prefer to call millets as “nutri-cereals” or “super ...

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First Published: Tue, May 08 2018. 05:55 IST
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