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Govt paying attention to millet farmers' needs for first time since independence, says PM Modi

Written by  Shgun S -- March 18th 2023 01:44 PM
Govt paying attention to millet farmers' needs for first time since independence, says PM Modi

Govt paying attention to millet farmers' needs for first time since independence, says PM Modi

New Delhi, March 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that India's Millet Mission will benefit 2.5 million marginal farmers. This is the first time since independence that a government has paid attention to the needs of millet-producing farmers, he added.

During the Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference in Pusa, New Delhi, Modi stated, "India's Millet Mission will become a blessing for 2.5 crore marginal farmers. After independence, this is for the first time that a government is paying attention to the needs of millet-producing farmers." He added, "In India, millets are primarily grown in 12-13 states. However, in these states, the domestic consumption per person was not more than 2-3 kgs per month. Today, it has increased to 14 kg per month."


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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 growing global responsibility.

"When we take a resolution forward, the responsibility of taking it to perfection is equally important. I am happy that today when the world is celebrating 'International Millet Year', India is leading this campaign," he added.

He went on to say that it is a great honour for the country that the United Nations declared 2023 to be the "International Year of Millets" as a result of India's proposal and efforts. More than 75 lakh farmers from India are virtually present with us in this ceremony today, demonstrating its significance, he added.

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- ANI

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