Because of the Chhattisgarh Millet Mission, the farmers’ curiosity within the cultivation of Kodo, Kutki and Ragi (Millets) has elevated quickly within the state. Millets, which have been earlier bought at half worth, at the moment are being bought at good costs within the state of Chhattisgarh. Because of the particular initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, farmers have began incomes crores of rupees as a result of buy of millets within the state on the assist worth. Within the final season, farmers had bought 34298 quintals of millets on the assist worth for Rs 10 crore 45 lakh. Chhattisgarh is the one state within the nation, the place Kodo, Kutki and Ragi are being procured on the assist worth and the work of its worth addition can be being carried out. Kodo-Kutki is being procured on the price of Rs.3000 per quintal on the assist worth and ragi is being procured on the price of Rs.3377 per quintal.
With the assistance and steerage of the Chhattisgarh State Seed Certification Institute, farmers have began incomes substantial income by producing licensed seeds of Kodo. Within the final one yr, the variety of farmers producing licensed seeds has elevated virtually 5 occasions and the earnings from this has elevated 4 occasions. Within the yr 2021-22, 3089 quintals of licensed seeds have been produced by 171 farmers of 11 districts of the state, which the Seed Company bought from the farmers on the price of Rs. 4150 per quintal and paid them an quantity of multiple crore 28 lakh 18 thousand. Have carried out The licensed seeds produced by the farmers of the state are being provided for sowing by means of cooperative societies.
Mr. AB Asana, Further Director of Seed Certification Institute, stated that within the yr 2020-21, solely 716 quintals of licensed seeds have been produced by 36 farmers of seven districts within the state. Resulting from this, the producer farmers had earned an earnings of Rs 32 lakh 88 thousand, whereas in 2021-22 the variety of Kodo seed producing farmers and the revenue from the sale of seeds have elevated manifold. Within the final three years, Kodo licensed seed producing farmers have bought seeds value Rs 1 crore 65 lakh 18 thousand 633 to the Chhattisgarh Seed Growth Company.
Further Director Mr. Asana advised that cultivation of Kodo is extra useful in such agricultural land the place the manufacturing of paddy is nominal. Kodo cultivation requires much less water and fewer fertilizer. On account of which the price of its cultivation could be very much less and the revenue of the productive farmers is extra. He knowledgeable that within the yr 2019-20 solely 103 quintals of licensed seeds have been produced within the state. For the reason that implementation of the Millets Mission, the Chhattisgarh State Seed Certification Institute, in coordination with different authorities establishments, is making steady efforts to advertise Kodo seed manufacturing, as a consequence of which the seed manufacturing is repeatedly rising.
It’s value mentioning that the state of Chhattisgarh has additionally acquired the Nationwide Stage Nutritious Grain Award 2022 for selling the cultivation of millets. To advertise millets manufacturing within the state, it has been included within the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana. Millets producing farmers are additionally being given alternate help of Rs 9 thousand per acre as an incentive.
The cultivation of Kodo, Kutki and Ragi is being repeatedly expanded within the state, as a consequence of which the realm beneath its cultivation has elevated from 69 thousand hectare to at least one lakh 88 thousand hectare within the state. Preserving in thoughts the promotion of millet cultivation, coaching of farmers, availability of top quality seeds and enhance in productiveness, the Millet Mission is being run within the state. 14 districts have signed a tripartite MoU with IIMR Hyderabad beneath the Millet Mission with the efforts of the Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Affiliation. Underneath the Chhattisgarh Millet Mission, a goal has additionally been set to extend the productiveness of millet from 4.5 quintals per acre to 9 quintals ie doubling.