New millet garden established to enhance coarse grain cultivation

New millet garden established to enhance coarse grain cultivation

A mini millet garden in MPUAT, Udaipur


To boost the production of millet products, a mini millet garden has been established at the Agricultural College of Maharana Pratap Agriculture and Technology University (MPUAT). The garden features the cultivation of coarse grains like sorghum and finger millet. The cultivation of these crops has already been completed, and the harvest has been successfully gathered. Looking ahead, plans are in place to commence the cultivation of Amaranth grain   in the coming month of January. This initiative aims to encourage and support the cultivation of a diverse range of millets, contributing to agricultural diversity and food security.

Dr. Arvind Verma, the Research Director, has shared that a garden has been established to create awareness among students and the general public. This garden focuses on cultivating crops based on different seasons. By observing the cultivation of various crops in the garden, individuals can gain insights into their advantages, farming methods, and different types of millets.

It is noteworthy that the year 2023 has been designated as the Millets Year. This initiative is expected to simplify farming practices, even in challenging conditions. Millet products have a unique quality as they can be grown successfully even in challenging conditions. Despite requiring less water, their cultivation results in a good crop yield. Additionally, they offer significant health benefits.

Millets are actively being promoted nationwide through diverse programs. This initiative involves the cultivation of nine types of millets, including finger millet, pearl millet, barnyard millet, proso millet, foxtail millet, sorghum, pearl millet, and amaranth, among others.

Source: Dainik Bhaskar

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