75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization, Modi released a coin worth Rs 75. He also offered 17 healthy varieties of eight recently developed crops to the nation.

Noting that the country’s farmers are the backbone of the government’s efforts in the food revolution, Modi said that they have played a significant role in maintaining food supply even during the Corona crisis. The government has taken a multi-pronged initiative to tackle the problem of malnutrition in the country, with an emphasis on increasing the supply of nutritious food for women and children on the one hand and improving hygiene standards on the other. Till 2014, only one variety of seed was being made available to the farmers. In the last 6 years, the government has provided 45 new varieties of seeds. He said the government has promised to provide nutritious food to more than 80 crore people. The Food Security Act has been implemented in all the States and Union Territories of the country.

The Prime Minister thanked the Food and Agriculture Organization for declaring 2023 as the International Year for Grain. “India – International Food and Agriculture Week” kicks off Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the food processing sector accounts for 32 per cent of India’s food market.

Reference : News on Air

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