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The Department of Agriculture had organised a marathon under the title ‘5k Millet Marathon’, to create awareness about organic foods and millets, on April 16, 2017, Sunday. Over 2,000 people of various age groups took part in this marathon organised as a precursor to the ‘National Organics and Millets Fair 2017’ to be held from April 28 to April 30, 2017.
Speaking on the occasion Sri Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister for Agriculture, GoK, said, “amidst the excitement, enthusiasm and fun, we aimed to highlight the numerous hidden health benefits of these foods. Millets are nutritional powerhouses high in proteins, dietary fiber, B Complex vitamins, essential amino acids, folic acid and Vitamin E.