Madurai

Cultivate millets, farmers told

Collector Sandeep Nanduri releasing a booklet for farmers at Thoothukudi Collectorate on Saturday.

Collector Sandeep Nanduri releasing a booklet for farmers at Thoothukudi Collectorate on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: N_RAJESH

An awareness seminar on cultivating millets was organised here on Saturday under the National Food Security Mission in which good number of farmers from various parts of the district participated.

Inaugurating the seminar, Collector Sandeep Nanduri, who released a handbook on millet cultivation, said cultivation of millets in the district, which had come down drastically due to a range of reasons, should be taken up in a big way.

After understanding health benefits of consuming millets, demand for these cereals was increasing in an unprecedented manner, he pointed out. Since the government was providing a range of assistance to millet cultivators, farmers should make use of it, he said.

The handbook details the importance of millets, mode of cultivation, subsidies for cultivating millets, marketing and value-addition.

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