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Little millet

Little Millet

Little Millet (Panicum miliare) commonly known as Gundali or Goudli is one among the minor millets grown to a limited extent all over India up to altitudes of 2100 m.

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Proso millet

Proso Millet

Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) is  an underutilized crop which is highly nutritious cereal grain used for human consumption, bird seed, and/or ethanol production.

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Kodo millet

Kodo Millet

In India, Kodo millet (Paspalum  scrobiculatum) grown mostly in the Deccan region and the cultivation extends to the foothills of Himalayas.

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Barnyard millet

Barnyard Millet

Barnyard millet (Echinochloa crus-galli, E. colona), is a short duration crop that can grow in adverse environmental conditions with almost no input and can withstand

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Foxtail millet

Foxtail Millet

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.) an annual grass plant, produces seeds that possess health-promoting properties owing to its unique protein composition

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Finger Millet -Ragi

Finger Millet -Ragi

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana), often known as ragi in India, stands unique among the cereals such as barley, rye and oats with higher nutritional contents

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Sorghum Jowar

Sorghum – Jowar

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) commonly  known as the “King of millets’, is a highly productive crop plant, which can be used  for grains

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Pearl millet- Bajra

Pearl Millet- Bajra

Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) has been used as food thousands of years. Nearly 90 million people use Pearl millet as staple grain.

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