Healthy India : Millets for Health | Episode - 16 | 05 April, 2023

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Millets have been an integral part of our diet for centuries. Millets were among the first crops to be domesticated in India with several evidence of its consumption during the Indus valley civilization. Being grown in more than 130 countries at present, Millet are considered traditional food for more than half a billion people across Asia and Africa. India is the largest producer of millet, cultivating a variety of these grains that are packed with nutrition, have huge potential to generate livelihoods, increase farmers’ income and ensure food & nutritional security across the world. Recognising the enormous potential of Millets, which also aligns with several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Government of India has prioritized Millets. In April 2018, Millets were rebranded as Nutri Cereals, followed by the year 2018 being declared as the National Year of Millets. The year 2023 has been declared as the International Year of Millets by the United Nations General Assembly, at India’s behest… The aim is to create awareness and increase the production & consumption of millet. So how are millets re-gaining popularity? What are the health benefits of this nutritious superfood? This and much more in this edition of Healthy India

Doctor: Dr Medha Kulkarni, Professor and Head, Department of Lifestyle and Dietetics, AllA

: Dr Parmeet Kaur, Chief Dietician, AIIMS, New Delhi

Anchor: Teena Jha

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