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NITI Aayog signs Statement of Intent with United Nations World Food Program

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 21, Dec 2021
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NITI Aayog has signed a Statement of Intent with United Nations World Food Program for the mainstreaming of millets and supporting India in taking lead globally in knowledge exchange.

Recognizing the importance of millets, India observed 2018 as a year of millets to encourage and promote the millet production. Leading this initiative further, India spearheaded the UNGA resolution for declaring 2023 as International Year of Millets.

Numerous steps have been taken to promote millets including establishment of centre for Excellence, Integration of nutri-cereals in National Food Security Act and establishment of Millet Mission in multiple states.

Despite this, various challenges in terms of production, distribution and adaptability among consumers remain. NITI Aayog and World Food Programma intend to identify and address these challenges in a systematic and effective manner.

Sources : News On Air