Indian Government asks UN to declare 2018 as International Year of Millets


25 November 2017: Indian Government has written a letter to United Nations (UN) to declare 2018 as the ‘International Year of Millets’. If this request of Indian Government is accepted by United Nations, it will help in Bringing awareness about the nutritional value of millets across the world. In terms of nutritional value, millets are superior to wheat and rice as it contains a Peaks level of protein with a more balanced amino acid profile, crude fibre and minerals.


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