Karnataka is home to an astounding array of millets such as Ragi (Finger millet), Jola(Sorgum), Sajje(Pearl millet), Navane(Foxtail millet , Saave (Little millet), Udalu (Barnyard Millet), Baraga(Proso Millet, Korale(Browntop Millet) and Haraka (Kodo Millet) etc. In recent times millets are seen as answers to fighting climate change and malnutrition, being packed with its nutrients. Sahaja Samrudha has developed a programme for revival and promotion of Millet diversity in Gadag, Dharwad, Chamrajnagar, Tumkur, Haveri, Mandya, Mysore and Koppal districts of Karnataka.
Sahaja Samrudha has played a major role in revival of brown top millet, a rare minor millet. With Sahaja’s efforts the millet has come back.
On farm conservation, Participatory crop improvement, Value addition and Marketing has brought more than 10,000 farmers into the millet conservation program.