BHUBANESWAR, NOV 5, 2021
Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Friday opened the first Millet Shakti outlet of Odisha at the Krushi Bhavan premise here.
Shaktimayee SHG Federation supported by the Department of Mission Shakti will manage the outlet and serve many millets-based snacks and dry items for officers and visitors of Krushi Bhavan.
Ragi cookies in multiple flavors like Jeera, kalajeera, milk, cashew etc. both in sugar and sugar-free, Ragi muffin, Ragi khurma, Ragi Mixture, Ragi Murukku, Ragi/Jowar laddus, Ragi flour, Jowar flour, Suan rice, Kangu rice, tea, coffee etc will be available at the outlet.
The outlet, a joint initiative of Odisha Millets Mission and Mission Shakti, is part of the initiative for creating awareness on millet consumption and promoting millets-based enterprises.
This outlet is first in office space to provide millets-based value-added products available for consumers.
Many other outlets shall be initiated in school, college, hospital, and office premises based on the success and demand of this outlet.
This is an attempt to bring back millets-based products in day today life of people and increase consumption.
Being leased out on annual tender, the cafeteria will be operated by Jayakamal Catering Service which will cater to the food requirement of the employees of Krushi Bhawan, the meetings and other programmes there.
The Minister hoped that the cafeteria would provide food at a reasonable price in a hygienic condition.