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What is Millet, Types of millets and their health benefits

                                   What is Millet? Millets, the small-seeded grass has been cultivated for more than 10,000 years. Four  decades ago, millets were India's staple food. Now, they're being replaced by rice and  wheat to the extent that people have forgotten how to incorporate them into their daily diet.  Today, given the health benefits of millet, they are making a comeback from the forgotten  pages of history. Not just good for health, millets play a vital role in the sustainability of the  planet. Thanks to its short growing season, its capacity to withstand extreme temperatures,  and drought resistance, millet is a solution to India’s major issues like water scarcity, extreme  weather and soaring population. And probably that’s why millet is also known as a superfood. Why 2023 is declared the International year of millets? As proposed by India, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYM). Prime Minister Na