Bhubaneswar, Sept 7: Leaders from around the world attending the G20 summit in New Delhi will have the opportunity to savor the delicious millet dishes from Odisha, thanks to the efforts of tribal leaders Raimati Ghiuria and Subhasha Mahanta.
Raimati hails from the tribal-dominated district of Koraput, while Subhasha comes from Mayurbhanj district. These two tribal leaders will proudly represent Odisha and shed light on the nutritional benefits of these hearty grains to the esteemed gathering at the Bharat Mandapam during the G20 summit.
Raimati and Subhasha have taken on the role of millet brand ambassadors, advocating for the inclusion of millets in diets worldwide. They will also share insights into the lifestyles of the Adivasis (tribals) and the challenges they face in preserving millets.
Raimati, a native of Kundura in Koraput district, has dedicated herself to collecting numerous millet varieties. Her mission extends beyond millet preservation. She is committed to ensuring the availability of clean and safe drinking water to approximately 500 vulnerable tribal and economically disadvantaged households in her village. Her vision includes harnessing rainwater and storing it in village ponds for both domestic and livestock use.