International Year of Millets in 2023

International Year of Millets in 2023

Question: International Year of Millets will be observed in which of the following year?
(a) 2019
(b) 2020
(c) 2022
(d) 2023
Answer: (d)
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  • Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Council has approved India’s proposal to observe an International Year of Millets in year 2023 in its 160th session held in Rome on 3-7 December 2018. 
  • This international endorsement comes in the backdrop of India celebrating 2018 as the National Year of Millets for promoting cultivation and consumption of these nutri-cereals.
  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh on behalf of all countrymen conveyed his gratitude to the countries who voiced their support.
  • This will enhance global awareness to bring back these nutri-cereals to the plate, for food and nutrition security and hence increase production for resilience to challenges posed globally by climate change.

Links:

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=186206

http://www.fao.org/unfao/govbodies/gsbhome/council/en/

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