Food Security Museum inaugurated at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
India’s first Food Security Museum was inaugurated by Union minister of consumer affairs, food & public distribution, Piyush Goyal, on November 15, 2021.
- The food security museum was established by the Food Corporation of India in Thanjavur.
- The museum has been co-developed by Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museums, Bengaluru.
- It was built at the cost of Rs 1.10 crore on an area of 1,860sqft.
- Museum was established in Thanjavur, which is the birthplace of FCI. First office of FCI was inaugurated there on January 14, 1965.
About Food Security Museum
- Food Security Museum showcases the evolution of man from nomadic hunter groups into settled agriculture procedures, marking the beginning of civilization.
- It also showcases several ancient global & indigenous grain storage methods, challenges in storage as well as food grain production scenarios in the world & India.
- It digitally displays informative content regarding the journey of FCI, its present operations as well as journey of food grains from farm to plate through FCI.
Entry to the museum is free.
State of the art
The food museum also houses state of the art exhibits comprising of breakthrough technologies like Radio frequency identification, projection mapping, proximity sensors, touch screen kiosk, and touch sensors.
Significance of the museum
Food security museum will showcase the agricultural evolution of India, from dependency to self-sufficiency.
Thanjavur city is the 7th biggest city in Tamil Nadu. It is an important centre of South Indian art, religion, and architecture. Most of the UNESCO designated Great Living Chola Temples are located around this city. Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore painting.
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