Ministry of Home Affairs announces introduction of millets in meals for armed forces

Millets will be extensively used in various functions and events of CAPFs and NDRF

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the International Year of Millets-2023, Ministry of Home Affairs has taken a momentous decision to introduce Millets in the meals of personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

The decision to introduce 30% millets in the meals has been taken on the clarion call of the Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah, after detailed discussion with all the Forces.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had asked all the forces to take action for introduction of millets based menu. The forces have shown overwhelming response and are eager to introduce millets in meals on regular basis.  Millets will also be extensively used in various functions and events of CAPFs and NDRF.

Millets will also be made available in Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar, Grocery Shops of the campuses and Ration Store by setting up the dedicated counters/corners.  The forces will organise training of cooks in preparing millets based dishes through reputed institutes in this field. 

To generate awareness among the troops and their family members for use of millets, the services of dieticians and expert agencies will be utilised. Beside this, various events, exhibitions, seminars, webinars, workshops and symposiums will be conducted on ‘Know Your Millets’.

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