A movement built around the Burlang Yatra, a traditional festival of the ‘Kutia Kondh tribe’ of Odisha, has involved traditional millet crops in reviving their ancient food palate.
In 2017, the Odisha government realized the importance of highly nutritious and climate-resilient millets in tribal society. The Odisha government has also started celebrating ‘Mandia Dibas’ (Millet Day) on November 10 to popularise the crop.
Kutia Kondh tribe’:
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Significance of Millets:
Gluten-free a low glycemic index:
Super Crop at Growing:
Initiatives by Tribals:
Incidentally, two species of the mint family, supposed to belong to the Himalayan belt, have also been identified as traditional crops cultivated by tribals of the Kandhamal district in Odisha.
Other Initiatives at the Pan-India level:
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