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Apollo Hospitals Makes Millets Part of Hospital Diet, Procures from Female Farmers

Prity Barman
Prity Barman
Upasana Konidela
Upasana Konidela

In partnership with more than 5,000 woman farmers working with the Deccan Development Society, Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad has facilitated the use of millets. 4,000 kg of millets have already been procured by the healthcare community and another 1,000 kg will be procured next month to help women farmers in Sangareddy district in Telangana.

The use of millet would become an important aspect of the dining areas and menus of Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad. While doctors started enjoying the health benefits of millets, diet preferences will eventually establish a change for society as a whole towards healthy eating patterns.

In a statement, Upasana Konidela, Vice Chairman of CSR for Apollo Hospitals Group, said, 'Our mission is to enrich the lives of woman farmers with good health, wealth and power through education and skills training. It's time for us to look after our water table, eat and enjoy a healthy life at the local level.'

A dominant role in our households and economy has long been occupied by rice and wheat. A large number of individuals appear to experience a rise in lifestyle diseases for their overconsumption when they are satiating.

In order to grow around a kg of produce, crops such as rice consume 4,000 litres of water. The ground water sources are strained by these crops, having detrimental effects on the climate. As far as water use is concerned, millets use just 25-30 per cent of the water needed to grow rice.

These healthier, environmentally-friendly solutions will help to avoid climate change and have a positive impact on our gut wellbeing. Thanks to their rich protein content, starch, iron and calcium, millets are superior to rice. They have strong food protection and avoid shortcomings in diet. Eating millets automatically controls the scale of the portion and also decreases the population's average diabetic event.

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