As a result of nutritive worth and medicinal properties of minor cereal crops like Kodo, Kutki, Ragi, their significance is rising daily on the international degree. Earlier these crops had been known as the crops of the poor, however as a result of their qualities, right this moment they’ve change into a significant a part of the weight loss plan of the wealthy. Agriculture Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey stated this. The Agriculture Minister was giving his tackle on the Nationwide Workshop on “Small Cereal Crops for Meals and Dietary Safety” organized on the auditorium of Agriculture Faculty, Raipur on the event of thirty seventh Basis Day of Indira Gandhi Agricultural College right here right this moment. He additionally inaugurated the workshop. He stated that to advertise the manufacturing of those crops in Chhattisgarh, initiative has been taken by the State Authorities to buy Kodo, Kutki and Ragi on the assist worth. Beneath the State Millet Mission, a goal has been set to extend the realm underneath these crops by 1 lakh hectare by the 12 months 2026-27, trying on the traits of the farmers of the state, evidently this goal can be achieved subsequent 12 months itself.
The Agriculture Minister stated that Mr. Choubey appreciated the efforts being made by the scientists of Indira Gandhi Agricultural College for the event of recent species of small grain crops and improvement of superior manufacturing know-how. Agriculture Advisor to the Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Dharsinwa MLA Mrs. Anita Yogendra Sharma, Chairman cum Managing Director of Nationwide Seed Growth Company, New Delhi Dr. Maninder Kaur Dwivedi, Agriculture Manufacturing Commissioner of Chhattisgarh Dr. Kamalpreet Singh had been current within the workshop.
Agriculture Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey stated that small grain crops like Kodo, Kutki, Ragi, Sawan, Cheena, Kangni have been produced historically in Chhattisgarh for hundreds of years. These crops will be cultivated in any sort of land with little or no irrigation sources and little or no value. These crops have the power to tolerate opposed climate situations and the incidence of pest-diseases can also be very much less. Small grain crops have superb capacity to tolerate drought. The 12 months 2023 has been declared by the United Nations because the Yr of Small Grains. Mr. Choubey stated that the State Millet Mission has been began by the State Authorities to advertise the manufacturing of those crops, underneath which 20 districts of the state have been included.
Agriculture Advisor to the Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma stated that in South Asian international locations like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, cultivation of small grain crops has been occurring naturally and the local weather right here is favorable for the manufacturing of those crops. He stated that in the previous few a long time, as a result of improve within the manufacturing of paddy, wheat, pulses and different business crops rather than minor cereal crops, the realm underneath minor cereal crops has decreased, however a significant drawback has been that the crops get broken as a result of opposed climate situations. The scenario of hunger is coming. An incredible instance of that is the scenario of hunger in Pakistan as a result of destruction of wheat crop as a result of floods this 12 months.
Shri Sharma stated that minor cereal crops will be grown in any sort of soil in a brief time frame with little or no value and sources. These crops are tolerant to opposed situations. Being a low calorie weight loss plan, it’s thought of superb for diabetes, blood stress and coronary heart sufferers. He stated that the work of reviving 30,000 drains of Chhattisgarh is happening to develop small grain crops like Kodo, Kutki, Ragi on their banks. Agriculture Manufacturing Commissioner Dr. Kamalpreet Singh stated on the event that work is happening very quick in Chhattisgarh underneath the Millet Mission. A goal has been set for millet manufacturing in 1 lakh 90 thousand hectare by the 12 months 2026-27, however the charge at which the realm underneath minor cereal crops is rising, evidently this goal can be achieved within the 12 months 2023-24 itself.
Presiding over the ceremony, Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Agricultural College, Dr. Girish Chandel stated that a variety of work is being carried out by the college within the improvement and analysis of small grain crops and 9 superior kinds of Kodo, Kutki and Ragi have been developed by the college. These embrace – Indira Kodo-1, Chhattisgarh Kodo-2, and Chhattisgarh Kodo-3, Chhattisgarh Kutki-1, Chhattisgarh Kutki-2 and Chhattisgarh Son Kutki, Indira Ragi-1, Chhattisgarh Ragi-2 and Chhattisgarh Ragi-3.
On this program Indira Gandhi for analysis and technical improvement for the manufacturing of minor cereal crops in Chhattisgarh, analysis on dietary worth and medicinal properties of minor cereal crops, processing of minor cereal crops, worth addition, product manufacturing and seed manufacturing and distribution of those crops. Three agreements had been additionally executed between Agricultural College Raipur and ICRISET Hyderabad, Indian Small Cereal Crops Analysis Institute, Hyderabad and Nationwide Seeds Company, New Delhi. On these agreements, Dr. Maninder Kaur Dwivedi, Chairman cum Managing Director, on behalf of Nationwide Seeds Company, Dr. Arvind Kumar, Deputy Director Common on behalf of Worldwide Semi-Arid Tropical Crops Analysis Institute (ICRISET) and Dr. Scientist on behalf of Indian Minor Cereal Crops Analysis Institute. Signed by Hariprasanna. These agreements had been signed by Vice Chancellor Dr. Girish Chandel on behalf of Indira Gandhi Agricultural College. On this event, senior officers of Agriculture and Horticulture Division, senior officers of the administration of Indira Gandhi Agricultural College, scientists and numerous progressive farmers producing small grain crops had been current.