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Indian govt lays out an action plan to promote Millet Export starting Dec 2022

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PM Narendra Modi congratulates the UN for the launch of the International Year Of Millets 2023 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for the launch of the International Year of Millets 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for the launch of the International Year of Millets 2023.

During his message in the opening ceremony of the International Year of Millets at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Modi said: “Once-in-a-century pandemic followed by a conflict situation has shown that food security is still a concern for the planet.”

He added that the “need of the hour is to make millet a food choice for the future”.

“Millets are good for the consumer, cultivator, and climate. They are a good way to increase agricultural and dietary diversity. Raising awareness to create ‘Millet Mindfulness’ is an important part of this movement,” he added.

Stressing the need for diversity on the land and at the dining table, the Prime Minister informed that “our health is impacted if agriculture becomes monoculture” and pointed out that millets are a good way to increase agricultural and dietary diversity.

13 November 2022 – For exports of Indian millets, the Indian government has planned to facilitate the participation of exporters, farmers, and traders in 16 international trade expos and Buyer Seller Meets (BSMs). 

India is going all out to celebrate 2023 as the International Year of Millets as declared by the United Nations General Assembly.

To promote the shipment of Nutri-cereals, India’s Commerce and Industry Ministry, through its apex agricultural export promotion body, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), has prepared a comprehensive strategy to promote Indian millets exports across the globe, commencing December 2022.

For exports of Indian millets, the Indian government has planned to facilitate the participation of exporters, farmers, and traders in 16 international trade expos and Buyer Seller Meets (BSMs).

As per the government’s robust strategy, Indian missions abroad would be roped in branding and publicity of Indian millets, identification of international chefs as well as potential buyers such as departmental stores, supermarkets, and hypermarkets for organizing B2B meetings and direct tie-ups.

In addition, Ambassadors of Foreign missions in India of the targeted countries and potential importers would also be invited to showcase various millet-based products, including Ready to Eat millet products, and facilitate B2B meetings.

India’s top five millet-producing states are Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh. The share of export of millet is nearly 1 percent of the total millet production. Exports of millet from India include mainly whole grain.

It is estimated that the millets market is set to grow from its current market value of more than USD 9 billion to over USD 12 billion by 2025.

Continue Reading: Business Standards ( https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/indian-govt-lays-out-action-plan-to-promote-millet-export-starting-dec-2022-122111300283_1.html )

India will steer the celebration of International Millet Year 2023 and organize campaigns to promote the cultivation and consumption of Nutri-cereals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said 6 December 2022

An Indian delegation led by Shobha Karandlaje, Minister of State for Agriculture, was present at the opening ceremony.

During the event, India’s ceremonial message by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conveyed by Shobha Karandlaje.

According to the statement, Modi said: “India will steer the IYM 2023 celebrations worldwide and organize campaigns to promote the cultivation and consumption of millets.”

Karandlaje conveyed the prime minister’s compliments to the UN for declaring the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets.

Continue Reading: Business Standard ( https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/india-will-steer-celebration-of-international-millet-year-2023-pm-122120601222_1.html )

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