Zero Hunger Programme
On occasion of World Food Day (October 16), India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector launched with focus on agriculture, nutrition and health in a symbiotic manner was launched.
The programme consists of organisations of farming system for nutrition, setting up genetic gardens for bio-fortified plants and initiation of ‘Zero hunger training.
The Programme will be initiated by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in association with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), MS Swaminathan Research Foundation and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).
The Programme initially will be launched in three districts – Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Koraput (Odisha) and Thane (Maharashtra). These three districts will act as model of integrated approach to deal with hunger and malnutrition by adopting suitable agricultural or horticultural practices.