New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that it is a matter of great honour that due to India’s proposal and efforts, the UN has declared 2023 as ‘International Year of Millets’. Addressing the Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference’ in New Delhi, PM Modi said that India is holding the presidency of the G20 and India’s motto of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, of considering the whole world as a family, is also reflected in the declaration of the International Year of Millets this year. He said that when India takes up popularising of any important issue, like of yoga, then it is India’s endeavour to see that the benefits should reach across the world, like of International Day of Yoga. He said that similarly, the International Solar Alliance is also part of India’s effort towards creating an ffective platform for a sustainable planet. He said Shree Anna, or millets, is a source of nutrition for crores of people in the country and opularising millets will also open the door to prosperity for small farmers. The PM said that India has worked consistently towards making millets a global movement and in 2018, millets were declared as ‘Nutri Cereals’. He emphasised that the mission to popularise millets would be a blessing for 2.5 crore small farmers. “The Shree Anna market will benefit them and the associated ecosystem.
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