Question: International Year of Millets will be observed in which of the following year?
- 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.