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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 2404-2410

Millets- Foods of Twenty First Century
Ashoka1*, Bandla Gangaiah2 and N. H. Sunitha3
1ICAR-KVK, Hanumanamatti, Ranebennur (Tq), Haveri (Dist), Karnataka state, India
2All India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project (Agronomy), ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad, India
3Agricultural Extension Education Centre, Hadgali, UAS, Raichur, India
*Corresponding author

Climate change has deleterious effect on both human welfare and agriculture production. Millets are smart foods of the 21st century because they are “good for human being, the farmer and the planet.” They are the last crops standing during droughts. Millets are also good for animals.  Millets are the amazing crops best suited for dry land soils. These can sustain even under aberrant weather conditions (climate of twenty first century) where most of other major crops fail. These are nutritionally rich and help in overcoming malnutrition and food insecurity. Though, millets cultivation is advantageous, the research in improving the age-old cultivation practices is still at an infant stage and this needs to be addressed in order to popularize these healthy foods. Recently introduced millets fetch higher market value (than even major cereals) and hence help in uplifting the socio-economic status of the marginal farmers under dryland conditions.

Keywords: Market, Malnutrition, Millets, Socioeconomic status, Temperature

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Ashoka, P., Bandla Gangaiah and Sunitha, N. H. 2020. Millets- Foods of Twenty First Century.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 2404-2410. doi:
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