Millets in the Indian Plate: A Policy Perspective

Authors : Makkar S, Minocha S, Swaminathan S, Kurpad AV

Publication Year : 2019

Abstract :

Millets can play a role in providing nutrition security as they are rich in various macro and micronutrients, and can help to fight various non-communicable diseases. Hence, a suggestion was made to include them in the basket of goods provided through the public distribution system. The findings of this article suggest that, with the present level of production, millets can be provided in some states of India which have culturally grown as well as consumed them. However, scaling this policy to the national level may not be possible unless rigorous measures are undertaken to improve production as well as consumer acceptability.

https://www.epw.in/journal/2019/36/special-articles/millets-indian-plate.html