Swap rice for maize, millet and sorghum to save water and boost nutrition - experts tell India

By Prof Ashwini Chhatre Jul 05, 2018

There are alternative cereals that are high in nutrients but in order to supply them, we need to produce more of them," said Ashwini Chhatre, associate professor at the Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business and a co-author of the study.

Maize, finger millet, pearl millet or sorghum are less harmful to the environment and already produced in India but in smaller numbers, Chhatre told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone, adding public investment could be channeled towards their production.

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