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Millet mela begins at Karnataka

Image The two-day Siridhanya Mela, an exhibition of millets and food prepared from them that commenced at Daivajna Kalyan Mandir Sunday, drew a large crowd.
The event is organised by Sri Dharmasthala Siri Gramodyoga Samsthe and University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS), Shivamogga, to promote the consumption of millets. Stalls selling Navane (Foxtail Millet), Saame (Little Millet), Udalu (Barnyard Millet), Haaraka (Kodo Millet), Korale (Brown Top Millet), Sajje (Pearl Millet), Baragu (Proso Millet), Jowar (Great Millet) and Ragi (Finger Millet) have been put at the venue.
A wide range of food items including upma, roti, dosa, pulav, idli, payasam, and burfi prepared from the millets are on sale.
T.H. Gowda, Director of Extension, UAHS, said millets should be part of people’s diets to keep diseases at bay. An interaction with health experts on the benefits of millets was held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.