Revival of Millets
Finger Millets, locally known as Nagali, is a nutrition-rich staple food of tribal populations in Nashik district. In 2016, however, Pragati Abhiyan, observed a clear decline in ragi production and thereby ragi diminishing from footplates of the adivasi people. This realisation paved way for the Nagali revival programme. This programme introduces improved agronomic practices for Nagali cultivation through awareness, training and hand-holding to farmers throughout cultivation, harvesting and processing stages. More than 2000 farmers across three districts – Nashik. Thane, Palghar – are using improved practices for Nagali cultivation the plots owned by them.