Millets are our cultural heritage: Dr Yadav

  • CM greets farmers at Anna Mahotsav and Kisan Samman Samaroh

Bhopal, Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, addressing farmers at the Anna Mahotsav and Kisan Samman Ceremony held under the Rani Durgavati Anna Promotion Scheme, emphasized that Millets are an integral part of our cultural heritage. He highlighted Balaghat district’s unique identity in Millets production, noting its 3,000-year history of Kodo cultivation. Dr. Yadav stated that the government is actively working on increasing the production and value addition of millet crops. To support Kodo-producing farmers, the state government provides an additional grant of Rs 1,000 per quintal. He reiterated the government’s unwavering commitment to equal development across all sectors, ensuring that progress continues rapidly throughout the state.

Dr. Yadav announced that the Central Government has set a support price of Rs 4,290 for Kodo this year. He noted that the efforts of the government and the Millet Mission have led to an increase in the cultivation area of Millet crops. Previously, Millets were grown on 10,000 hectares in Balaghat district, but due to the growing interest of farmers, the target is now to expand this area to 15,200 hectares.

CM said Balaghat plays a significant role in contributing to the country’s total cultivation area of one lakh hectares.

Balaghat is rich in mineral resources

Dr. Yadav said that Balaghat is a district rich in forest and mineral resources. Here minerals like manganese, dolomite, and copper are in abundance along with the flowing nectar of Wainganga. GI tagged Chinnor rice is the heritage of the district. He said that Naxalite activities will not be tolerated under any circumstances in such a land. 28 soldiers who played an important role in the security and peace of the country were honored today. The government stands with such brave soldiers. Prime Minister Modi’s government has put an end to Naxal activities in ten years.

Chief Minister Dr. Yadav said that no negligence will be tolerated in the matter of conservation and promotion of Bovines. He said that in the direction of conservation and promotion of Bovines, grazing land in the state will now be freed from encroachment. Construction of cow shelters will be encouraged in Gram Panchayats.

CM praised the exhibitions on millets

CM Dr. Yadav visited the exhibition based on millets at the beginning of Anna Utsav and Kisan Samman Samaroha organized in the agricultural market. He also had talks with the farmers. He also praised the exhibition and encouraged the farmers.

SHGs received cheques

Chief Minister Dr. Yadav also presented a symbolic cheque with a cash credit limit of Rs 2728.61 lakh to 855 self-help groups of Livelihood Mission. This cheque was presented to Sunita Raut and Keswanti Rana, of the self-help group. Dr. Yadav discussed about millets with the Didis of the group and also discussed about honey of Baihar development block.

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