India urges UN to declare 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’

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India urges UN to declare 2018 as 'International Year of Millets'
India urges UN to declare 2018 as 'International Year of Millets'

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has sent a proposal to United Nations for declaring 2018 as “International Year of Millets” to raise awareness among consumers, policy makers, industry and research sector.

Promotion of production and consumption of millets through conscious efforts at global level is likely to contribute substantially in the fight against targeted hunger and mitigate the effect of climate change in long run.