‘Millet Mission’-- Chhattisgarh

Published on September 14, 2021
Current Context: The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel launched the ‘Millet Mission’.
‘Millet Mission’-- Chhattisgarh
  • The ‘Millet Mission’ aims to offer proper price rates to farmers for minor cereal crops.
  • The mission also aims to make the state India’s millet hub.
  • To implement and execute the mission the state government has signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR), Hyderabad, and the collectors of 14 districts of the state.
  • Through this mission, the state farmers will also receive input assistance support for millet, procurement support, and arrangements, and best expertise advice to process the crops.
  • The mission will help to enhance the productivity of crops like Kodo, Kutki, and Ragi.
  • The farmers will be given the assistance of Rs.9000 per acre and Rs.10,000 per acre for growing Kodo, Kutki, and Ragi instead of paddy.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel
    • Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey

Question: 

Q.1 Which state launched ‘Millet Mission’ in Sep 2021?
a. West Bengal
b. Chhattisgarh
c. Maharashtra
d. Punjab

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