Ministry of Agriculture Proposes To UNFAO To Declare 2019 as ‘International Year of Millets’


The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh urged to Jose Graziano da Silva, the Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) to declare the upcoming year as the ‘International Year of Millets’.

Singh stressed on the need to draw wider global attention and action to promote cultivation of millets. The adoption of this proposal by the FAO with the support of its Member Nations will enable it to be moved to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for the declaration of an upcoming year as International Year of Millets. 
Source- The Tribune

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Headquarters in Rome, Italy.