International Year of Millets Current Affairs, GK & News

International Year of Millets

The United Nations General Assembly has recently adopted resolution to declare 2023 as the International Year of Millets. The objective of this resolution is to create awareness about health and environmental benefits of millets and attract investment for millet-related research and development and services. This resolution was initiated by India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Russia and ..

NITI Aayog- UN WFP agreement to diversify Food Basket

NITI Aayog and United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) have agreed to diversify the food basket. Both the organisation signed a Statement of Intent on December 20, 2021. Key Points Partnership between NITI Aayog and UN WFP focuses to mainstream the millets and support India in taking a lead internationally in knowledge exchange amid ..

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UNGA declares 2023 as “International Year of Millets”

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has declared the year 2023 as “International Year of Millets”. The resolution to declare the year was sponsored by India. The resolution was adopted by consensus and the support of over 70 nations out of 193. Highlights This news was shared by the India’s Permanent Representative to US Ambassador, ..

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India pitches for declaring 2019 as International Year of Millets

India (Union Ministry of Agriculture) has written to Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of United Nations (UN) proposing declaration of year 2019 as “International Year of Millets”. It has requested inclusion of this proposal in agenda of 26th session of the Committee on Agriculture (COAG) meeting, scheduled to be held in October 2018 in Rome, ..

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India asks UN to declare 2018 as International Year of Millets

India has sent proposal to the United Nations (UN) for declaring the year 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’. If the proposal is agreed, it will raise awareness about millets among consumers, policy makers, industry and Research and Development (R&D) sector. Significance Promotion of production and consumption of millets at global level will contribute substantially ..

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