Millets Year 2023: The Government of India is celebrating the year 2023 as Millet Year. Prime minister Narendra Modi Constant efforts are being made to promote coarse grain production. The central government is engaged in promoting production by taking the cooperation of the state governments. The Central Government is trying to increase the area under millets in every state. For this, a comprehensive strategy should be prepared. The Uttar Pradesh government has taken steps in this direction to promote the production of coarse grains.
Income of 72 thousand 500 farmers will increase in Uttar Pradesh
To promote the production of coarse grains in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has taken an exercise. According to the officials of the state government, consideration is going on in the state on production, productivity, marketing and other aspects of coarse grains. For this, 55 processing and packaging centers have been set up in the state. This will benefit 72 thousand 500 farmers every year. Along with this, people are also being made aware to include coarse grains in their food.
This much coarse grain is grown in Uttar Pradesh
Coarse grains were sown in 10.83 lakh hectare area in Uttar Pradesh in the year 2021-22. Out of this, millet alone was sown in 9.05 lakh hectare area. Jowar, Kodo, Sawan, Madwa were sown in the remaining area. The state government says that in the year 2023, efforts are on to increase the area under millets. Uttar Pradesh can be a major producer of coarse grains in the coming times. There are immense possibilities of its production in the state.
This is the production of coarse grains in India.
According to media reports, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, millets are being cultivated in 735.55 lakh hectares in the world. Coarse grains are grown in 133 to 143 lakh hectares in India. This produces up to 162 lakh tonnes. If we look at the yield, it is up to 1225 kg per hectare. Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are major producers of coarse grains in the country. More than 80 percent millet is produced here.
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