Millet Khichdi at a Godh Bharai Ceremony!

The India Council of Agricultural Research in Pusa is developing weather-resistant crops to help farmers adapt to a changing climate, including varieties of wheat and chickpeas that can tolerate droughts, and increasing the shelf life of millet-based products.

Millets are very nutritious—a super food, as Prime Minister Modi put it—and are also water-efficient and heat tolerant. Bill Gates got to taste millet khichdi, a type of porridge, at a “Godh Bharai” ceremony—similar to a baby shower—for two women hosted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

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