BanglaHunt Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a commemorative coin of Rs 75 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the country's Food and Agriculture Organization. Besides, on Friday, he also dedicated 18 organic-cultivated varieties of eight crops.
In today's India, the promise of global food security is being demonstrated. Starting from agriculture, different parts of the country are improving.
While the whole world is drowning in the Corona epidemic, our farmers have broken old records this year by producing a record amount of wheat, rice and pulses.
Despite the Corona crisis, India continues to fight malnutrition.
Even in this situation, the Indian government has distributed food grains worth about Rs 1.5 lakh crore to the poor.
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of discussion around the world about starvation and malnutrition in the Corona crisis. But in the last 6-7 months, the Indian government has provided free rations to about 600 million poor people.
To protect the people from malnutrition, more importance is being given to the production of protein, iron and zinc mixed food.
17 new seeds are being given to the farmers of the country for the production of Khasya grains.
The coming 2023 could be declared as the International Millat Year. This year the world is going to get two big benefits. Nutritious food and farmers land.
I thank the FAO for supporting the decision to declare 2023 as the International Year of Millet.
We are very proud that the FAO's World Food Program has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize. We also have a historical partnership here.
The FAO has been closely monitoring the picture of the fight against malnutrition in India over the past few years.
The country has been moving forward in a beautiful way since 2014.
Indian farmers, agronomists, anganwaris and Asha workers have stood up against malnutrition and delivered food grains to the poor and people living below the poverty line.
Indian farmers, agricultural scientists, Anganwari-Asha activists, the basis of the anti-malnutrition movement.
We did not get the expected results in the fight against malnutrition on issues like pregnancy, lack of education, lack of information, lack of clean water, lack of sanitation.
This is a special coin of 85 rupees to show our respect to the 130 crore people of India.
Greetings and congratulations to all on World Food Day.