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Friday, 9 September 2022

India's Wealth, Millets for Health - Comic Story Contest

Millets are a collective group of small seeded annual grasses that are grown as grain crops, primarily on marginal land in dry areas of temperate, subtropical and tropical regions. Climate Resilient Millets are grown in 131 countries. It is an ancient food grain with the first plant domesticated for food, the earliest evidence of which is found in Indus civilization dating back to 3000 BC. Millets are traditional food for 59 crore people in Asia & Africa.

Millets are coarse grains and a repository of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They include sorghum (Jowar), pearl millet (Bajra), finger millet (Ragi/Mandua) and small millets viz; little millet (Kutki), kodo millet (Kodo), barnyard millet (Sawa/Jhangora), foxtail millet (Kangni/Kakun), proso millet (Cheena) all together comes under Millets which is now called as 'Nutri-Cereals' due to their high nutritive value.

Events: IYoM- 2023

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution, sponsored by India and supported by more than 70 countries, declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets. The resolution is intended to increase public awareness on the health benefits of millets and their suitability for cultivation under tough conditions marked by climate change. The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare would be the nodal ministry for the International Year of Millet (IYoM)-2023 celebrations. In fact, India is now taking the lead in popularizing the theme in a strong manner at the international level through various campaigns.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare along with MyGov invite citizens to share their creativity by designing a comic story to showcase millets' benefits and raise awareness in the masses.

1. Selected entries will be amplified on social Media.
2. 100 Selected winners will get Certificate.

The contest is open to the entire world.
All are eligible to participate in the competition.

Last Date of Submission is: 5th November 2022

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