Promotion of SRI-Millet: Reopening a closed chapter

Mukherjee, K. and Gahoi, S. and Sinha, B. (2014) Promotion of SRI-Millet: Reopening a closed chapter. International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research, 3 (3). pp. 812-816.

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Millets are rich in nutrient content, they requires very little water for their production as compared to other commodity crops currently promoted via various subsidy and privileges. Millets are grown in a wide range of ecological condition require nil or minute irrigation. Millets are drought resistant crop and it can be cultivated round the year. Millets do not require any synthetic fertilizers, mostly household fertilizer is being used. Grown via traditional methods millets act as a secondary crop but it us superior in nutrient content form other food grains such as rice, wheat etc. Pearl millet has high Iron content of 16.9mg/100g as compared to 0.7 mg/100g of rice and 5.3mg/100g of wheat. Similarly millets like Proso has high content of Protein (12.5g/100g), Finger millet has high content of Calcium (344mg/100g), and Foxtail millet has high content of fiber (8g/100g). Pearl millet due to its high content of Iron and Zinc recommended for treatment of diseases like celiac, constipation and other Non-communicable diseases. In advance practices like SRI, millets also show a significant increase of yield near about double or more than that. The research depicts that near about more than double cost savings data found in the millets cultivation under SRI technique with compare of traditional cultivation practices of millets. In tribal heritage the expectation time of a woman has a high necessity of consume millets. The early mentioned high quantity of iron is the main cause of it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: System of Rice Intensification (SRI), Millets, Nutrition, Food Sufficiency
Author Affiliation: Development Action (PRADAN) Raipur
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2016 06:09
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2016 06:09

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