Millets Current Affairs, GK & News
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, ..
Odisha for the first time will include locally cultivated ragi into the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Public Distribution Scheme (PDS). This is being done as a part of the State Millet Mission that was launched by the Odisha Government in 2017. Ragi Procurement In 2020, the Odisha Government has procured 95,000 quintals of ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Even though India has was to dramatically reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty from 306 million people living on less than $1.90 (on a PPP basis) a day in 2011 to 48 million today, it is puzzling to see why it has been unable to show a similar dynamism in its record ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Children • Food fortification • Goitre • ICDS • Integrated Child Development Scheme • iron-deficient diet • malnutrition • Mid Day Meal Scheme • Millets • Ministry of Human Resource Development • Ministry of Women and Child Development • National Food Security Act • NFSA • Niti Ayog • Odisha • Poverty • Rice • women
Government has approved 2018 as National Year of Millets to boost production of the nutrient-rich millets and the sunrise agri industry involved in it. Earlier in November 2017, India had forwarded proposal to United Nations (UN) for declaring year 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’. Significance Observation of Year of Millets will help in promotion ..