Nestlé India was awarded the ‘best industry – product innovation for mainstreaming millets’ by Nutrihub, ICAR-IIMR during the highly acclaimed International Nutri-Cereal Convention 5.0.

The event, which was hosted by Nutrihub, IIMR-ICAR, successfully brought together various stakeholders such as policymakers, producers, processors, researchers, academicians, R&D institutes, incubators, startups, micro-entrepreneurs, and NGOs working in the millets eco-system. This recognition reaffirms the company’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the food industry.

Suresh Narayanan, chairman and managing director, Nestlé India, said, “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing nutritious and healthy food options to consumers across the country combined with the determination of the Nestlé India team to bring this vision to life. We have launched millet-based products such as Nestlé a + Masala Millet with bajra, Nestlé CEREGROW grain selection with ragi, MAGGI Oats Noodles with Millet Magic with jowar and ragi amongst others. I extend my gratitude and sincerely congratulate the Government of India for being instrumental in bringing millets to the centre stage and making 2023 the International Year of Millets. We believe this momentum of bringing millets or ‘shree anna’ to the forefront needs to be sustained through partnerships between corporates, academics, and authorities.”

Dr B Dayakar Rao, CEO, Nutrihub, said, “On behalf of Nutrihub, ICAR-IIMR and Poshak Annaj awards committee, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Nestlé India for their unwavering dedication and important contribution in the field of millets.”