At central government and state government level, continuous work is being done on the promotion plan for millet, i.e. coarse grains. A big effort in this direction has been observed in Noida Haat. In fact, the Government of India has proposed to the United Nations that 2023 be declared the International Year of Millet. This Indian proposal was supported by 72 countries. Subsequently, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) announced on March 5, 2021 that 2023 would be celebrated as the International Year of Millet. Within this framework, millets (coarse cereals) are promoted throughout the country. On the occasion of the International Year of Millet, the Ministry of Rural Development will organize a five-day Shree Anna Mahotsav in Noida Haat, Sector-33A. This program will start from Wednesday to March 5. 25 rural women from nine states will participate. Here, people will be able to taste 40 types of dishes at 10 stalls.
To promote millets i.e. coarse grains, all departments of Indian government will organize Anna Mahotsav in different months. Raman Wadhwa, deputy director of the Ministry of Rural Development, said on Tuesday that the Ministry of Rural Development has set itself the month of March for this campaign. In this, from March 1 to 5 in Noida Haat, you will taste millets from 9 states including Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala. In this context, 25 rural women from self-help groups will set up 10 stalls.
Ragi Laddu, Shakkarpala, Balushahi, Jalebi, Jowar Bajra Khichdi, Maduva Ka Dosa, Malpua, Chilla, Dry Fruit Jalebi, Jowar Bajra Pakora, Ragi Pizza, Maggi, 40 types of dishes will be available in Millets dishes. Wadhwa said millet is produced in about 18 states. Coarse grains will get a big boost thanks to Shri Anna Mahotsav. It is climate friendly. Along with this, arrangements have also been made for live demonstrations at the stands.
People will get a lot of help out of it. People will be able to learn how to prepare dishes themselves through live demonstrations. Many kinds of products including millet flour, millet rice, snacks will be present during the festival in the fair. Meanwhile, many officers and employees, including NIDPR deputy director Chiranji Lal Kataria, were present.