Millets - Sorghum, Pearl millet, Finger millet, Small millets (Barnyard, Common, Kodo,Little, Foxtail). All millets, Maize & Barley are known as Coarse cereals


  • to function as “Eye and Ears” of the Union Ministry of Agriculture for all agricultural activities in the assigned States and for Coarse cereals for the entire country.

  • to maintain Databank on “Innovative Production Technology of Coarse cereals”/Area-Production-Productivity Trends/Development Programme-Schemes of Coarse cereals.

  • to keep watch on market trends of Coarse cereals.

  • to monitor Coarse cereals Development Programme in the country and evaluate the intervention specific impact thereof on production/productivity of Coarse cereals.

  • crop tracking during crop season.

  • to collect/collate/communicate “Weekly Weather Watch Report” in respect of all crops in the assigned States and for Coarse cereals for the entire country with critical trend analysis.

  • to submit special reports on Weather aberrations and its impact on crop production.

  • to organize “National Seminars” on contemporary themes relating to Coarse Cereals.

  • to bring out publication on “Innovative Crop Production Technology” of Caorse Cereals.

  • to formulate Coarse cereals Development Programme. and

  • to maintain liaison with resource Institutes/Input Agencies.

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Last Updated On:Monday 01 May 2017
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