Here's how one ancient crop is helping to fight India's water and food crisis

Millet is a heat tolerant crop that does not require much water to grow. Image: Unsplash/ Sagar Paranjape

Shruti Bhogal

Researcher, University of Cambridge

Adam S. Green

Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Cameron Andrew Petrie

Reader in South Asian and Iranian Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Sandeep Dixit

Researcher, University of Cambridge


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India’s most common millet is Bajra, known as Pearl millet in other countries. Image: Dhavalsing Solanki/shutterstock

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