Keonjhar gets 1st millet processing unit

Keonjhar: The first millet processing unit of Keonjhar district was inaugurated in the town here today.

District Collector Ashish Thakare inaugurated the facility in presence of other district officials.

The unit has been provided under the Odisha Millets Mission supported by the District Mineral Foundation and will be managed by Krushna Self Help Group (SHG) under Mission Shakti.

“The processing unit has a capacity of cleaning about 2 quintals of millet per hour and can clean over 500 quintals in a month. The unit has been established to ensure supply of clean Ragi under the flagship of ICDS Ragi Laddu programme of the district administration,” said a senior official.

Technical support to the unit is being provided by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment and  Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN),  district administration, he added.

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