India Millet Initiative is trying to bring efficiency to the entire millet supply chain for better millet production, processing, and distribution. It helps in reducing malnutrition, anaemia, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and a certain type of cancers.
Millet is a carbon-neutral crop and can grow in arid regions where no other cash crops can be easily grown. It can withstand very less water and very less requirement of fertilizer and irrigation facilities compared to rice and wheat. At the same time, it is the most clime-resilient crop and can be grown in hot and drought environments even at 64 degrees centigrade.