Brewing with millets has been a notoriously difficult project for most beer makers. But Great State Aleworks, a Pune-based brewery, has cracked the code. The Locavore team talks to Shivani Unakar, Project Coordinator of the Millet Beer Project, about their brewing journey and millet beers.
Numerous efforts are being made across the country to revive millets, and promote its consumption. But what does it mean for farmers who grow these grains? Nidaphi Hynniewta speaks to millet farmers from Meghalaya.
What makes Odisha Millets Mission (OMM) stand out in a sea of other government programmes? The Locavore learns about how women Self-Help Groups are championing millets, and the inclusion of ragi ladoos in Anganwadi meals.
With the United Nations declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYOM), and the growing attempts to revive this ancient Indian grain, do you ever wonder where it disappeared to in the first place? Arathi Menon helps us understand why millets vanished from our diets, and the value of bringing it back.