Sunday, May 12, 2024

MILLET-ARY an initiative for promoting Millets Launched

Bhubaneswar : Millet Magic Foundation and World Trade Center Bhubaneswar organized a curtain raiser for the Advanced Agriculture Conclave 2023 scheduled to be organized on February 2nd 2023 at Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar. The curtain raiser witnessed launch of “”MILLET-ARY” a platform for welcoming International Year of Millets.
“MILLET-ARY” will be a common platform for all the stake holders to connect for the said purpose of promoting millets. The fleet intends to work yearlong to create a complete value chain for 100 FPO and stakeholders of Millet and provide them with whatever help needed.
“MILLET-ARY” will have advisors – Govt bodies, Scientists, Financial experts, Agriculturists, Marketers, Logistic solution providers, Compliance experts etc. from stakeholders such as APEDA, OUAT, Odisha Millet Mission, Micro Finance bodies, Department of Agriculture Government of Odisha
“MILLET-ARY” will be a solution to every requitement for creation of value chain for millet. It will be like Yellow Pages, you raise a query and “MILLET-ARY” provides a solution by linking to the right platform.
The Occasion was graced by Shri. Sanjeev K Chadha, IFS, Special Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of Odisha as Chief Guest. Mrs. Nitisha Mann, IES, Deputy Director, MSME DFO, Cuttack , Prof. Sangram Swain, Dean Research, OUAT, , Dr. Pradipta Mohanty, Convenor, Agriculture Think Tank WTC & Chairman, SNM Group of Companies, Ms Shyama Jha Founder Millet Magic Foundation & Ajay Raj Co-Founder Millet Magic Foundation, Ms Nimishika Natarajan Assistant Director World Trade Center Bhubaneswar, Arun Sahoo, Zonal Head, Sammunati along with representation of Odisha Millet Mission & FPO like Livelihood alternative, Swadeshi and SHG working on millet.
On the Occasion Brand Mascot “Mr Millet” of Millet Magic Foundation was unveiled & Booklet on MILLET-ARY was launched.
Ms. Shyama Jha, Founder Millet Magic Foundation, Wow Mom Foods said, We feel lots of events are taking place and will take place. Believing in Impact which should last long, we are creating a networking platform at World Trade Center Bhubaneswar along with stake holders and advisors in millet. Here every aspect of Millet will be addressed and people will get the right platform from growing of millet to putting various finished processed products in bigger markets. For the same the “MILLET-ARY” fleet would work all through the year 2023 and drive this project to a mega success.
World Trade Center Bhubaneswar shall act as the facilitation body for promoting millets with OUAT to provide for the technical support system.

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