Wednesday, October 27, 2021

India will take leading position in production of millets, says Agriculture Minister

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said, India will take a leading position in production of millets. Mr. Tomar said that the Government is taking necessary steps to achieve nutrition security along with food security. Inaugurating the two-day Nutri-Cereal Multi-Stakeholders’ Mega Convention 3.0 at  Hydrabad, the minister said, it was upon India’s initiative that the United Nations declared year 2023 as the International Year of Millets. He said, Millets in daily diet will fight malnutrition.

Recalling that since ancient times, millets have been used in abundance in the country, he urged the present generation to understand the importance of nutritious food grains like millets and make it a part of their daily diet.

Mr. Tomar said, Central Government has announced various packages under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund worth 1.5 Lakh Crore rupees to fill the gaps in the agriculture sector. He said that to encourage the next generation to invest in agriculture and to ensure profitable yields for the crops, new farm laws have been enacted. The minister highlighted that the government is going to spend 6,850 Crore rupees to set up 10,000 new Farmers’ Producing Organisations (FPOs) and as a result lives of about 86 percent of farmers would be transformed.

 

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