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  • Thursday, March, 2021| Today's Market | Current Time: 09:22:30
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed gratitude to all the nations who initiated and co-sponsored the resolution on International Year of Millets at the United Nations.

    In a tweet, Mr Modi said, India is honoured to be at the forefront of popularising Millets, whose consumption furthers nutrition, food security and welfare of farmers.

    He said, it also offers research and innovation opportunities for agriculture scientists and start-up communities. The Prime Minister said, the distinguished delegates were also served delicious Millet Murukku. Mr Modi said, this is one snack he also relished and urged everyone to try it as well.

    India sponsored UN resolution on International Year of Millets 2023 was adopted yesterday by consensus in the United Nations General Assembly.

    India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations T. S. Tirumurti thanked all co-sponsors especially Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia and Senegal and all Member States of UN for their strong support.

    The 193-member UN General Assembly has unanimously adopted the resolution sponsored by India, declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets, aimed at raising awareness about the health benefits of the grain