Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
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Promotion of Millets

Posted On: 29 MAR 2022 2:54PM by PIB Delhi

India is a major millets producing country in the world. The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (DA&FW) is implementing millets development programme, as Sub-Mission on Nutri-Cereals (Millets), under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) from 2018-19 to enhance area, production & productivity of millets.TheState-wise production of major crops including millets during last three years is at Annexure-I.

 

In view of health benefits of the millets, Government of India notified millets as nutri-cereals in April 2018. Indian Council of Agricultural Research- Indian Institute of Millets Research, (ICAR-IIMR) Hyderabad is supporting the startups, Farmer Producing Organisations (FPOs) underRashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sectors Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) projectto procure the primary and secondary processing units under ICAR’s- Farmers First Programme providing training to the farmers, home makers, students andyoungentrepreneurs on cultivation practices of millets, value-added millet food products, recipes etc. besides support to establish their own enterprise& own brand. To create domestic & global demand of millets Government of India had proposed to the United Nations for declaring the year 2023 as International Year of Millets (IYoM). The Resolution of India was supported by 72 countries and United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the resolution and declared 2023 as International Year of Millets in March, 2021. The Government of India has already planned activities for celebrations of IYoM- 2023. The action plan of IYOM-2023 focusseson strategies to enhance production, consumption, export, branding etc.

 

State wise Production of Major Crops Including Millets during Last Three years (Production in ‘000 Tonnes)

Annexure-I

State/UT

Coarse Cereals including Millets

Pulses

Food grains

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Andhra Pradesh

1864.55

2531.17

2321.57

739.59

1166.72

1094.61

10838.81

12356.78

11299.04

Assam

108.05

131.27

151.17

113.50

106.07

108.70

5465.86

5236.4

5487.51

Bihar

2525.45

2020.88

2109.08

453.46

334.41

376.85

15600.06

14233

15382.59

Chhattisgarh

331.53

370.51

368.45

537.47

241.28

447.52

7558.58

7501.84

8225.52

Gujarat

1802.8

1786.28

1759.59

681.33

1057.27

1809.16

6803.63

8153.43

8973.93

Haryana

972.76

1098.4

1417.58

82.13

64.38

72.66

18145

17863.47

18309.5

Himachal Pradesh

767.53

767.72

764.49

53.57

55.19

60.20

1500.62

1530.12

1535.51

Jharkhand

468.04

525.12

669.51

735.16

814.94

905.36

4399.69

4792.3

4871.69

Karnataka

5519.9

6813.62

7931.22

1773.9

2155.89

2065.03

10888.4

12783.69

14550.07

Kerala

0.62

0.68

0.69

2.31

2.18

1.92

581.18

608.43

636.38

Madhya Pradesh

5147.2

5029.43

4953.65

6045.41

4108.41

5294.7

32208.71

33523.13

32844.23

Maharashtra

3096.69

4392.59

6082.11

2682.54

3736

4321.23

10304.1

12819.86

15766.09

Odisha

169.14

237.06

281.81

412.09

432.46

431.17

8315.21

9030.05

9523.56

Punjab

421.32

433.29

417.63

27.67

29.20

31.08

31532.35

29857.33

30418.34

Rajasthan

6993.32

7333.29

8360.94

3759.38

4497.13

4252.02

21288.77

23227.06

24282.31

Tamil Nadu

3707.97

3493.23

3469.99

551.21

605.41

472.47

10390.12

11269.78

10823.62

Telangana

2155.72

3138.89

1922.9

440.05

549.18

589.75

9275.17

11125.05

12745.62

Uttar Pradesh

3948.85

4388.53

4604.39

2408.01

2447.32

2475.89

54643.42

56169.14

58106.92

Uttarakhand

251.67

265.77

270.32

55.33

57.79

61.31

1876.14

1886.01

2001.84

West Bengal

1741.48

2018.05

2443.6

368.40

384.87

441.91

18689.87

18794.31

20004.64

Other

1064.86

972.59

1023.13

152.96

179.16

149.60

4903.27

4743.27

4952.82

All India

43059.45

47748.37

51323.8

22075.48

23025.26

25463.11

285209

297504.5

310741.7

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha today.

 

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