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Dr. Rashmi Limbu tells how Krishi Vigyan Kendra is giving training on Millets Products

Coarse grains are the treasure of health.


Millets are very beneficial for health, but not everyone likes their taste. Now take Ragi (Finger millet) only, it is very nutritious but children do not like its bread. Yes, if chips or biscuits are available, then it is eaten with great gusto.

This is the reason why Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pauri, Garhwal is not only telling the rural women the benefits of millets but also teaching them to make various value-added products from millets. This help the women to become self-reliant. Regarding this initiative of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kisan of India correspondent Sarvesh Bundeli spoke to scientist Dr. Rashmi Limbu.

Women’s Awareness

Dr. Rashmi Limbu said that her center is giving information about the benefits of millet i.e. coarse grains to rural women under nutrition education. They are being told how beneficial these grains are for health. She says that nowadays people are eating only rice and wheat while reducing the consumption of coarse grains grown in their area. Her center is telling women how nutritious millets are and should be included in their daily diet.

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Training on Value Added Products

Along with enumerating the benefits of millets to rural women, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pauri, Garhwal is also training women to make value addition products. Actually, people do not like to eat millet directly or eat only its bread. So, it can be made as a value addition product and reach more and more people’s plates.

Dr. Rashmi says that in the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, women are taught to make many things from different types of millet. For example, training is given to make Manduay snacks and cookies. Jhangora papad making is taught. Similarly, training is given to women to make value addition products from all millets. Women from different blocks come here to learn.

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How can women contact

Dr. Rashmi says that interested women can directly contact Krishi Vigyan Kendra Pauri, Garhwal. Or you can contact Krishi Vigyan Kendra in your area, they then contact us and we organize training for women. Dr. Rashmi says that the number of days of training depends on the number of things to be learned.

If someone wants to learn how to make one product then one-day training is given. If 3 things are to be learned then 3 days of training is given. Apart from this training, the subject experts present in the Krishi Vigyan Kendra tell the farmers about the good varieties of crops, so that they can get more yield.

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Benefits of Millets

Dr. Rashmi advises people that the coarse grains they grow in their area are very nutritious. An increase in consumption will increase production. This grain is also helpful in fighting diabetes, high blood pressure as well as other diseases. She further says that bread made of finger millet flour can be eaten daily because it contains a lot of fiber.

It is beneficial for diabetes as well as heart disease. Apart from this, people with gluten sensitivity can also eat it. She says that instead of polished rice, eating Jhangore’s rice daily is a good healthy option. Not only this, many researches have shown that coarse grains are also helpful in preventing many types of cancer.

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