On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that a new revolution is on the way, citing widespread participation in campaigns promoting yoga and millets and making them an essential part of people’s lives. , “A revolution is on its way as people have been participating in both campaigns.” “Just as people have made yoga and fitness a part of their lives by actively participating on a large scale, people are also adopting millet on a large scale,” says the Prime Minister in today’s 97th edition of Mann ki Baat. “The United Nations has taken up the decision to promote both International Yoga Day and the International Year of Millets after India’s proposal.” “Yoga is also related to health, and the millets also play an important role in health,” PM Modi said. The Indian government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, spearheaded a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution to declare 2023 the International Year of Millets, and the proposal was supported by 72 countries. In March 2021, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2023 to be the International Year of Millets. The International Year of Millet 2023 officially kicked off on January 1, 2023. PM Modi cited Raigad’s Millet Cafe in Chhattisgarh as an example of how people are incorporating millets into their diet. The huge impact of this change is also visible. He stated that the small farmers who have traditionally produced millets are very excited about this initiative because they now feel empowered. He further coined the term “Milletpreneurs” and reiterated, “Odisha’s Milletpreneurs are making headlines.” A self-help group of about 1,500 women from the tribal district of Sundargarh is associated with the Odisha Millets Mission. “They make biscuits, cakes, and other edibles from the millets.” PM Modi also cited the names of other “Milletpreneurs” and mentioned how the production of millets has been a source of income for small farmers. “KV Rama Subba Reddy, a resident of Andhra Pradesh’s Nandyal district, left a well-paying job for millets. The taste of millet made by her mother’s hands was so overpowering that she started a millet processing unit in her village. Sharmila Oswal, from Kenad, a village near Alibaug in Maharashtra, has also been contributing in a unique way to the production of millets for the last 20 years,” PM Modi said In the first Mann Ki Baat program of the year, the Prime Minister expressed his delight at how people have been liking various dishes made with millet. He stated that people enjoy khakra, biscuits, and laddoos made from Aland, Bhootai (Aland Bhutai) millets, and he authorized Farmers Producer Company to manufacture them in Karnataka’s Ka-, laburgi under the supervision of the Indian Institute of Millets and Research. He also mentioned a farmers’ producer organization, specifically one in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur that produces eight different types of millets flour and dishes. In his speech, PM Modi also mentioned that several millet-based dishes are served at the country’s G20 summits.