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ICAR-SBI holds awareness program on millets

ICAR-SBI holds awareness program on millets

The importance of growing millets and including them in the daily diet was highlighted during the ICAR – Sugarcane Breeding Institute (ICAR-SBI), Coimbatore- organized ‘Tribal nutrition awareness campaigns’ among the school children and tribal women in Talamalai and Ramaranai villages in the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) on March 21.

World Forestry Day

The campaigns were conducted as part of the ‘Development Action Plan for Scheduled Tribe Component (STC)’ project being implemented by the Institute, in collaboration with STR. Dr. G. Hemaprabha, Director, ICAR – SBI highlighted the importance of the World Forestry Day on March 21.

Earlier, Dr. D.Puthira Prathap, Principal Scientist and Nodal Officer of STC during his interaction with the children mentioned the major objectives of the ‘International Year of Millets’.Following this, the Director of ICAR-SBI gave away stationery, solar-powered torchlights, millet biscuits and jamukkalams to the students.  Smt. S.Poongothai, HM of the school , proposed the vote of thanks. Dr.K.Mohanraj, Dr. P. Geetha and Dr.V. 
Sreenivasa, Scientists from ICAR-SBI and officials from Tamil Nadu forest department spoke during the events.