Sundergarh: A special awareness campaign to promote millet production and its use among farmers was launched by the Sundergarh district administration today in the four newly included blocks of the district under the Odisha Millet Mission (OMM).
The four newly included blocks under OMM are Hemgiri, Balisankara, Tangarpalli and Lefripada.
On the occasion, a ‘Sachetanata Rath’ was flagged off by District Collector Nikhil Pawan Kalyan.
As many as eight blocks of Sundergarh district have been included under OMM.
“Eight blocks of Sundergarh district have been brought under the OMM. Keeping in view the interest shown by the farmers in the district to cultivate millet efforts are underway to bring all blocks of the district under OMM,” said Nikhil Pawan Kalyan.
Kalyan informed that last year millet production in the district was 1500 quintals and added that in the current year it targets to produce 4,000 quintals.
Nikhil Pawan Kalyan, Collector, Sundergarh