DFPD canteens will include millet products to increase health benefits


The Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) has decided to adopt and promote millet products in its canteens and meetings to increase its health benefits.

Millet can be included as one of the snacks or cookies made from millet (whose main raw material is millet) such as ragi crackers, biscuits, baked millet ladoos and crisps, etc. . to be used at meetings, in accordance with the statement issued by the Department.

“Ragi Dosa, millet vada mix, millet puri mix, idli and ragi ladoo, etc. (having millet as the main raw material) for use in canteens and, as far as possible, available millet products locally,” the department further said. .

“The year 2023 will be celebrated as the International Year of Millet (IYoM). DFPD has actively promoted the purchase and consumption of millet in the country and the use of purchased millet for distribution in the TPDS, ICDS and MDM Millet consumption confers several benefits and helps manage lifestyle-related diseases,” the statement read.

“Due to their high nutrient density, including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and dietary fiber, millets are also excellent grains for alleviating malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies,” he said. added.

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