Water crisis: Need to shift from rice to millet cultivation, says Amitabh Kant

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Niti Aayog CEO said Amitabh Kant also said millets are nutritious and rich in micro nutrients, particularly protein and calcium, and they must be used in safety net schemes for women and children.

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said there is a need to shift from rice to millet cultivation to reduce high water consumption.  Kant also said millets are nutritious and rich in micro nutrients, particularly protein and calcium, and they must be used in safety net schemes for women and children.

“Fruitful interaction with States on promotion of millets. Millets are nutritious & rich in micro nutrients particularly protein & calcium. “We must use them in safety net schemes for women & children. Need to shift from rice to millet cultivation to reduce high water consumption,” he said in a tweet.

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July 24, 2020

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