Economic Botany

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 376–380 | Cite as

Raishan (Digitaria sp.)—a minor millet of the Khasi Hills, India

  • H. B. Singh
  • R. K. Arora


Information on the distribution, domestication, cultivation and usage of Raishan (Digitaria cruciata var.esculenta), the Khasi’s minor millet, is provided. The crop is rainfed. Sown in April-May, grains are harvested in October and consumed mainly as a substitute for rice. The straw provides a useful winter fodder.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. B. Singh
    • 1
  • R. K. Arora
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Plant IntroductionIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew Delhi
  2. 2.Plant Introduction DivisionI.A.R.I.New Delhi

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