Food crops targeted include wheat, barley, finger millet
, pearl millet, wheat, oats, rye, triticale (a crossbreed of wheat and rye) and amaranth.The regulations also target legumes such as soya beans, pigeon peas, cow peas, chicken peas, broad beans, duster beans, dolichos (njahi), sweet potatoes, cassava and other tubers.
Various types of millet crops produced around the world include pearl millet, finger millet
, proso millet, and foxtail millet.
Maize, barley, finger millet
, pearl millet, wheat, wheat pasta, oats, rye, triticale and amaranth are some of the crops targeted under the new proposal.
The finger millet
plant Eleusine coracana is a self-pollinated allotetraploid variety having 2n = 4x=36 number of chromosome in its genome(Mehta et al.
For instance, finger millet
in Kenya is a strategic famine crop that has potential for enhancing production, utilization, and marketing in Africa as presented in "Opportunities for Enhancing Production, Utilization and Marketing of Finger Millet
in Africa." Research interests in millet production are growing and there is need to upscaleup efforts in bio-fortification of adapted varieties leading to higher rates of utilization and adoption.
During a meeting held with cereal importers at the ministry recently, Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera informed the importers that he would not allow them to import food crops such as maize, undu, soya, green gram, sesame, finger millet
, and groundnuts that could be easily cultivated in the country.
In these food crops, rice, wheat and maize are the "major cereals" because they constitute the staple food crops while finger millet
, barley and buckwheat has been categorised as "other cereals" because of being significantly less important food crops as they are mostly used in brewing.
Millets especially finger millet
(Eleusine coracana Gaertn.), pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.
Some variations include but does not limit to - Thatte Idli, the size of a plate, Kanchipuram Idli (steamed in baskets with tempering), saunas (the goan version), ghee idli (the button or mini sized idli), rava idli (the semolina idli), mudde idli (the Mangalorean idli steamed in banana leaves), rage idli (the idli made with steamed finger millet
Snacks can also be made using high-fibre flour, finger millet
or bajra, ragi or soya along with wheat flour and seasoned with herbs and spices instead of salt.
Note: White urad dal (a type of black lentil that has been split and husked), ragi flour (malted finger millet
flour), frozen shredded coconut and curry leaves are available in Indian markets.
ABSTRACT: The ground samples of Pearl millet, Finger millet
, Foxtail millet and Proso millet were evaluated biochemically and following nutrients were determined i.e.