The Millet Revival Project, a collaboration between The Locavore and Rainmatter Foundation aims to reinvigorate India’s relationship with millets, combining in-depth research, community engagement, and impactful storytelling to highlight the grain’s health and ecological benefits.


‘Jowar Gatha,’ a film produced by SPS Community Media, celebrates the many lives, varieties, and customs associated with growing sorghum in pockets of Madhya Pradesh. Thanks to the generosity of SPS, we are able to make this incredible documentary available for viewing for a limited time on the Millet Revival Project website.


What kind of stories have you been reading about millets this past year? Through these stories, we want to bring you diverse and nuanced narratives featuring growers whose work we believe in, and underrepresented accounts of relationships with millets. We explore how complex the millet system really is, and their role in a fulfilling future for everyone. 


How often do millets feature in your meals? At the Millet Revival Project, we savour recipes that celebrate the versatility and heritage of different regions, communities, and millet varieties across the Indian subcontinent. Oh, and recipes that are paired with delicious stories — those are our favourite kinds!


Welcome to the Millet Resource Bank, a pivotal component of the Millet Revival Project. This initiative aims to rejuvenate the cultivation, distribution, and accessibility of millets across diverse regions of India. Our resource bank is a dynamic repository that brings together farmers, consumer brands, restaurants, and collaborators to foster conversations and partnerships within the millet space.

Millet Experts

Rujuta Diwekar

Nutrition & Health

Rujuta, a renowned sports science and nutrition expert, holds accolades like the Nutrition Award from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. Her influence extends gl...

Viraj Shah


Viraj Shah, a Chartered Accountant with a background in real estate, is the Founder of Prana Shakti Foundation. Collaborating with Dr. Khadar Vali, the Millet Man of I...

V.Gangi Reddy


V. Gangi Reddy, a graduate and dedicated leader of RRDS (Rural Reconstruction and Development Society), has contributed 20 years to the development sector. Operating i...

Nellore, Andhra pradesh

Dr. Neelambika Meti


Dr. Neelambika Meti, a plant biologist with postgraduation and a Ph.D. in plant tissue culture, serves as a Professor in Plant Biology. She is a pioneering manufacture...

Millet Producers


Farmer Group
    Types: Finger Millet (Ragi), Barnyard Millet
    Products: Raw and whole Grains
Chakrata, Uttarakhand

Early Foods

Consumer Brand
    Types: Foxtail Millet (Kangni), Little Millet, Finger Millet (Ragi), Pearl Millet (Bajra), Sorghum Millet (Jowar), Kodo Millet
    Products: Millet cookies, Millet Porridges, Millet Rusks, Milet Laddoos
Pune, Maharashtra

Tots and Moms

Consumer Brand
    Types: Finger Millet (Ragi), Pearl Millet (Bajra)
    Products: Millet mixes, Millet Drinks, Millet Cereals, Millet Porridge , Millet cookies
Bangalore, Karnataka

Health Sutra

Consumer Brand
    Types: Sorghum Millet (Jowar), Finger Millet (Ragi), Pearl Millet (Bajra), Foxtail Millet (Kangni)
    Products: Flakes, namkeen snacks, drink mixes, biscuits, mueseli, rava
Hyderabad, Telangana

Restaurants and hotels highlighting millets

Dhaniya Soru

How to order: Dine In, Swiggy, Zomato
    Types: Finger Millet (Ragi), Pearl Millet (Bajra), Kodo Millet
    Products: Porridge, Dosai, Pongal, Idli
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Sankar`s Banana Leaf

How to order: Swiggy, Zomato, Website, Dine In
    Types: Finger Millet (Ragi), Pearl Millet (Bajra), Sorghum Millet (Jowar)
    Products: Mixed millet dosa and idli
Pune, Maharashtra

Cafe Idlish

How to order: Swiggy, Zomato, Dine In
    Types: Finger Millet (Ragi), Pearl Millet (Bajra), Sorghum Millet (Jowar)
    Products: Dosa
Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mom and Daughter Kitchen

How to order: Website
    Types: Finger Millet (Ragi), Sorghum Millet (Jowar)
    Products: Cookies, Chivda, noodles, pasta
Gurugram, Haryana