Millet Mission Will Benefit 2.5 Cr Marginal Farmers: PM Modi

New Delhi: India’s Millet Mission will become a blessing for 2.5 crore marginal farmers, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. Speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference in Pusa, New Delhi, the PM said, “After independence, this is for the first time that a government is paying attention to the needs of millet-producing farmers.”

According to him, In India, millets are primarily grown in 12-13 states. Per person domestic consumption of millet has increased from 2-3 kgs per month to 14 kg per month, he added.

He stated that events like the Global Millets (Shri Anna) Conference are not only important for the global good but also a symbol of India’s increasing responsibility for global good. He added that it is a matter of great honour for the country that after India’s proposal and efforts, the United Nations declared 2023 as the ‘International Year of Millets’.

“I am happy that today when the world is celebrating ‘International Millet Year’, India is leading this campaign,” he said.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi released a postal stamp and unveiled the official coin of the International Year of Millets 2023 at the Global Millets Conference in Pusa, New Delhi.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who was also present at the inauguration, said,” as a result of the declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets by the United Nations on the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the domestic and global demand for ‘Shree Anna’ has increased.”

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