Scientific Name : Panicum sumatrense
Common Name : Kutki (Hindi), Saame (Kannada), Saave (Kannada), Chama (Malayalam), Saamai (Tamil), Samalu (Telugu), Sava (Marati), Halvi (Marati), Suan (Oriya).
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ICRISAT GeneBank conserves 473 little millet germplasm accessions from various countries. Browse the list of accessions in ICRISAT GeneBank
Little millet is domesticated in India and distributed in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, eastern Indonesia and western Myanmar  In India, little millet cultivation occupies an area of 0.26 m ha with a production of 0.12 m t . Little millet is another reliable catch crop in view of its earliness and resistance to adverse agro-climatic conditions. It can withstand both drought and water logging .
For more details on little millet germplasm resources, genomic resources, refer the publication : Genetic and genomic resources, and breeding for accelerating improvement of small millets: current status and future interventions. Nucleus (2020) by Vetriventhan, M., Azevedo, V.C.R., Upadhyaya, H.D. et al.
Little Millet With Husk
Little Millet Without Husk
 de Wet JMJ, Rao KEP, Brink DE. Systematics and domestication of Panicum sumatrense (Graminae). J d’agriculture Tradit Bot appliquée. 1983;30:159–68.
 Bhat BV, Tonapi VA, Rao BD, Singode A, Santra D. Production and utilization of millets in India. In: Santra DK, Johnson JJ, editors. International millet symposium on 3rd international symposium on broomcorn millet (3rd ISBM). 2018. p. 24–6
 Nutritional and Health benefits of Millets by Dayakar Rao B., Bhaskarachary K., Arlene Christina G.D., Sudha Devi G., Vilas, A. Tonapi, 2017, ICAR_Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR)