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Rajasthan showing way for ‘Mission Millets’ across the country

Rajasthan State Agriculture Marketing Board aspires to set up hundred Millet Processing units in the state, and a subsidy up to 50 lahks will be provided to each of such units.

On the occasion of ‘The National Farmers’ Day’, the Agribusiness and Food Processing committee along with the Rajasthan State Chapter of  PHDCCI, organised an Industry Meet themed,  MILLETS: Power House of Nutrition, at National Institute Of Agriculture Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur, Rajasthan. 

Murari Lal Meena, Minister for Rajasthan State Agriculture Marketing Board, Government of Rajasthan inaugurated the event.  While addressing the meeting, the Minister informed the gathering that Rajasthan is the first ever state to have released a separate Agriculture budget. 

 He also spoke about how the Rajasthan State Agriculture Marketing Board aspires to set up hundred Millet Processing units in the state, and a subsidy up to 50 lahks will be provided to each of such units. 

He further concluded his address by saying that Govt of Rajasthan has already announced mission millets in the state, and in the coming times, the work will be progressing at high-speed. 

Ramavatar Meena, IAS, Director, Integrated Child Development Studies (ICDS) mentioned that the incorporation of millet and millet-based diet in the mid-day meal services of the state government programmes in Aanganwadis will improve the nutritional status of the state population. He further informed that ICDS is planning on arranging many such millet meets and awareness programmes across the state for better reach of producers and consumers.

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