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.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Radha Mohan Singh is Union Agriculture Minister of India
  • Constituency of Radha Mohan Singh- Purvi Champaran (Bihar)
  • Headquarter of United Nations (UN)- New York, USA
  • Secretary general of UN- Antonio Guterres
Source- The Times of India

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