Global Millets Conference, a symbol of India's responsibility for Global Good: PM Modi

Mar 18, 2023

New Delhi, March 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Campus in New Delhi on March 18. The two-day global conference will have sessions on all important issues related to millets (Shree Anna) like promotion and awareness of millets among producers, consumers and other stakeholders. While addressing the event, PM Modi said, “I am proud that India is leading the ‘International Year of Millets’. Events like Global Millets Conference are not only necessary for Global Good but also a symbol of India’s increasing responsibility for Global Good.”“It is a matter of great honour for us that after India’s proposal and efforts, the United Nations declared 2023 as the ‘International Year of Millets’. More than 75 lakhs farmers of India are virtually present with us in this ceremony today, which shows its importance,” said PM Modi.“Millets are also creating new jobs. 2.5 crore small farmers are directly related to millet. Our mission for Shree Anna is going to be a blessing for these small farmers. Shree Anna market will benefit them and the associated ecosystem. This will also strengthen the rural economy,” PM Modi further added.