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Millet Fest Hyderabad - www.milletfest.com.
This Millet Festival is yearly event held in Hyderabad City at Peoples Plaza, Necklace Road, Hyderabad and THis delicious Millet Festi initiated with objective of bringing awareness i public on health benefits of millet foods. Started in 2012 with 4 information stalls and now grown to 60. This is 5th consecutive Millet Fest for public awareness event on "Foster Millets for food, Nutrition and Health Security" organized by Directorate of Agriculture, government of Telangana & Faculty of Home Science, PJTS Agricultural University, Hyderabad.
In the 21st century, climate change, water scarcity, increasing world population, rising food prices, and other socioeconomic impacts are expected to generate a great threat to agriculture and food security worldwide. These impacts present a challenge to scientists and nutritionists to investigate the possibilities of producing, processing, and utilizing other potential food sources to end hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Milletsare drought-resistant crops and the 6th cereal crop in terms of world agriculture production. Also, compared to major cereals millets have resistance to pests and diseases, short growing season, and goodproductivity under drought conditions. Therefore, millet grains are now receiving more attentionin developing countries for utilization as food..Read More
Why Choose Millet Food
In addition to their nutritive value, several potential health benefits such as preventing cancer and cardiovascular diseases, reducing tumor incidence, lowering blood pressure, risk of heart disease, reducing cholesterol and delaying gastric emptying have been attributed for millets.Using appropriate processing technologies, millet grains can find a place in the preparation of several value-added and health food-products, which arein high demand from large urban populations and nontraditional millet users.
College of Home Science under Professor JayashankerTelangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad has been doing pioneering work trying to mitigate malnutrition through promotion of consumption of millets for bridging the nutrient gap in the communities by development of millet products and value addition through continuous research and field testing for the past three and half decades. It has trained several rural women on millet processing technologies for daily meal and snack foods and developed designer foods to cater to the demand of health foods by the newer generation.
Millet Fest 2016 Hyderabad(MilletFest.com), Department of Agriculture has been instrumental over the past five years in encouraging millet growers for increased production, processing and utilization of millets and thus evolved a momentum among the consumers to embrace millets as a means to sustain good health and vigor. And there are several NGOs which are untiringly supporting farmers over the past two decades to maintain a millet gene bank.
Appreciating the immense untiring efforts of these government and non government organizations, an awareness drive has been initiated by the Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Telangana State and College of Home Science, PJTSAU, Hyderabad by creating a platform, “MILLET FEST - 2016”, to bring together consumers, entrepreneurs, industrialists, food technologists, scientists and farmers, to showcase the machinery designed to process the millets, to make available various products of processing and the mouth watering millet recipes for the public. Millet Fest-2016 features: