Q. With reference to “Millets” consider the following statements:
1.Millets have special nutritive properties.
2.Only Major types of millets are grown in India.
3.There has been a decline in the area under millet cultivation.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
Statement 1 and 3 are correct. Millets have special nutritive properties. They are high in protein, dietary fiber, micronutrients, and antioxidants. There has been a decline in the area under millet cultivation.
Statement 2 is incorrect. Two groups of millets are grown in India – Major and Minor. Major millets include sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet. Minor millets include foxtail, little millet, kodo, proso, and barnyard millet.