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NABARD-backed millet hub to come up in Cooch Behar, West Bengal

Updated: May 15, 2023 04:05:10pm

NABARD-backed millet hub to come up in Cooch Behar, West Bengal

Cooch behar, May 15 (KNN) Satmail Satish Farmer Producer Promoting Organisation has joined hands with NABARD to set up a millet hub in Cooch Behar.

The primary aim of the initiative is to expand millet cultivation, provide training to farmers, facilitate seed production, offer millet rice processing machines, and teach the production of millet laddu, noodles, and biscuits.


Speaking about the upcoming hub, Amal Ray, one of the directors of the Satmail Satish Farmer Producer Promoting Organisation, said, “With financial assistance from  NABARD, we are starting this project, involving 15 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) and a total of 315 farmers in the districts of Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, and Jalpaiguri in North Bengal.”

“This will benefit the farmers and contribute to the expansion of millet cultivation. The millet processing mill will be set up in Satmail within the next 2 months through the Nabard project,” he said.

With the UN’s declaration of 2023 as 'International Year of Millets' at India's initiatives, the country is currently undergoing a Millet revolution.

The country is the largest producer of millet as of 2021, with a total share of 41 per cent.  (KNN Bureau)


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