Millets: A Strive Towards a Sustainable Future

by Vivek Singh, Rhitisha Sood, Kumar Sanu, Gopal Katna, Indra Pratap Singh & Uday Govinda Reddy
ISBN: 9788196458829 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 246 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2024
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 19 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: PUBLISH MY WORK (PMW)
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Millets: A Strive Towards a Sustainable Future is an in-depth guide exploring millets' significance, history, cultivation, and nutrition. These age-old grains, celebrated in 2023 as the "International Year of Millets," have garnered modern attention due to their remarkable health benefits and sustainability. The book begins by tracing millets' origins and their crucial role in supporting communities in challenging environments. In a world increasingly focused on sustainable and nutritious dietary choices, millets have emerged as a solution due to their low resource requirements, earning it the title of the ultimate "millets library." It meticulously covers major and minor millets, providing insights into packaging, cultivation techniques, crop enhancements, nutritional profiles, and culinary adaptability. The spotlight shines on millets' nutritional richness, emphasizing their abundant dietary fibres, essential minerals, and vitamins. Their low glycemic index makes them valuable for diabetes management and overall health. The book also tantalizes taste buds with a variety of recipes showcasing millets' adaptability in creating hearty porridges, savory dishes, baked goods, and beverages. Beyond the kitchen, the book illuminates the ecological advantages of millet cultivation, emphasizing their positive contributions to soil health, water conservation, and biodiversity. In a world grappling with climate change and food security challenges, millets offer a sustainable solution for both small-scale farmers and large agricultural systems. "Millets: A Strive Towards a Sustainable Future" serves as a comprehensive guide for those interested in integrating millets into their daily diets and supporting environmental sustainability. Seamlessly blending historical context, nutritional insights, and practical recipes, it encourages readers to embrace these ancient grains for personal health and the planet's well-being. This invaluable resource distils a wealth of knowledge into an engaging narrative, inspiring individuals to make millets a part of their lives for a healthier and more sustainable future.

Vivek Singh: Ph.D Scholar, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh KrishiVishvavidyalaya, Palampur, H.P. He is presently performing his research on buckwheat crops. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at CIMMYT, Mexico.

Rhitisha Sood: Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding funded by DST, INSPIRE, at Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, HP.

Kumar Sanu: M.Sc. Scholar, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, H.P. He is presently performing his research work on rice.

 Gopal Katna: Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding) at CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur. He is associated with the release of various varieties: Wheat: Him Pratham (DH 114), Soybean: Himsoya1594 , Fescue Grass: EC 178182 and Chickpea: DKG 986 (Him Palam Channa 1).

Indra Pratap Singh: Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture JNCU, Ballia. He is a member of the academic council at JNCU, Ballia. His research interests include animal husbandry and the development of superior milch breeds in the favour of the nation.

Uday Govinda Reddy: Junior Geneticist at AICRP on wheat, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. He has also contributed to the release of wheat variety UAS466 and the registration of two wheat germplasm (UAS 466 and UASQ322) under PPVFRA and ICAR PGRC.

1. Pearl Millet - Nature’s Versatile Treasure -
Anuj Mishra, Rakesh Kumar, Sandeep Kumarand Indra Pratap Singh

2. Finger Millet - Cultivating Resilience and Nourishing Generations and Earth in Harmony -Shubham Verma, Kumar Sanu, Gopal Katna and Uday Govinda Reddy

3. Sorghum - The Golden Grain for Resilience and Wellness -Shrigovind, Chaitanya Thakur, RhitishaSood and Kapil Gautam

4. Foxtail Millet - Rediscovering a Forgotten Gem -Surbhi Patyal, Ashish Bhatt, Diksha and Gopal Katna

5. Proso Millet - Nurturing Body, Community and Earth -RhitishaSood, Vivek Singh, Indra Pratap Singh and Uday Govinda Reddy

6. Barnyard Millet - Unveiling the Ancient Grain’s Modern Resurgence -Kumari Pragati, RhitishaSood, Vinay Rojaria, Thotla Naresh and Gaurav Sharma

7. Little Millet - A Smaller Grain with Bigger Impact -Surbhi Patyal, Chaitanya Thakur, Kumar Sanu and Abhishek Kumar

8. Kodo Millet - Sowing Sustainability for a Flourishing Future -Kumar Sanu, Abhishek Kumar, RhitishaSood and Uday Govinda Reddy

9. Jobs Tears - An Ancient Grains Modern Revival -Kumar Sanu, Shubham Verma, Chaitanya Thakur and Vivek Singh

10. Teff and Fonia Millet - A Nutrient-Rich Journey Through Time -Priya Garkoti, Anu Singh, Vivek Singh and Gaurav Sharma

11. Brown Top and Guinea Millet - Cultivating Ancient Grains for Present-day Wellness -Rukoo Chawla, Aparna S., AvadhootBalasahebDharmadhikari,MinakshiJattanand Dalbir Singh Phogat

12. Buckwheat - Rediscovering the Forgotten Superfood -Vivek Singh, Chaitanya Thakur, Kumar Sanu and Gopal Katna

13. Amaranth - A Nutritional Powerhouse for Vibrant Living -Anuj Mishra, Rakesh Kumar, Vivek Singh andPramod K