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Vol. 8, Issue 9 (2019)

Promotion of millets and pulses based health mix for nutritional security through front line demonstration

Author(s):
Karuppasamy P and MR Latha
Abstract:
A study was conducted during 2018-19 in the guidance of ICAR-KVK, Vamban, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. The purpose of study was to promote consumption of millets and pulses based health mix to achieve the nutrition security through Front Line Demonstration and by capacity building program. The problems in adopting millet crops and utilization of millets were also analyzed through pre-structured schedule. The training was conducted to randomly selected beneficiaries. Results revealed that the millet and pulse based health mix compared to farmer’s local practice. Lack of millet processing industries, problem in marketing of millets, Lack of nutritional knowledge and health benefits, lack of acceptance as regular food and lower economic returns were the major problems as expressed by the farmers in adopting millets. To enhance the consumption of millet and pulse based health mix were demonstrated in capacity building programmes. The nutritional component of health mix was analyzed and packed in high density poly ethylene packaging and stored at room temperature.
The health drink was prepared from health mix with palm sugar and white sugar and sensory evaluated by an individual with scored higher mean value for the period of six months. The health mix was introduced by TNAU Scientists during Scientific Advisory Committee meeting at KVK, Vamban on 14.03.2019.
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How to cite this article:
Karuppasamy P, MR Latha. Promotion of millets and pulses based health mix for nutritional security through front line demonstration. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(9):547-550.

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