Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accorded approval for observing November 10 as ‘Mandia Divas’. ‘Mandia’ or Millet (porridge) is rich in dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble. It is widely popular across Odisha as a super food.
Taking to Twitter, Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Department, Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee said:
“With the approval of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, it has been decided to celebrate the first Thursday of the upcoming month of Margashira as #Mandiadivas on November 10th. Its main goal is to promote and use nutrients that are beneficial to the environment and health. #MilletsDivas #Odisha”.