Pearl millet is commonly known as bajra is the sixth major cereal in terms of area and production and has the highest drought tolerance potential of all millets. Pearl millet is the most widely cultivated cereal in India after rice and wheat. Pearl millet is the most widely cultivated cereal in India after rice and wheat. It is grown on more than 9.3 m ha with current grain production of 9.5 m tons and productivity of 1044 kg/ha. The major pearl millet growing states are Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana which account for more than 90% of pearl millet acreage in country. . Pearl Millet commonly known as Bajra in India is rich in essential compounds like protein, fiber, phosphorous, magnesium and iron. Due to its rich composition of minerals and proteins, pearl Millet has many health benefitting properties.
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