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India Must Strive To Become Global Capital Of Millets: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal referred to India’s presidency of the G-20 and the presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and said that this mantle of leadership clearly reflected India’s growing stature on the world stage

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Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday called for the exploration of newer international and domestic markets for millet and said that India must strive to become the global capital of millets.

While speaking at the millets-smart nutritive food conclave in New Delhi, he said that the UN has accepted 2023 to be the international year of millets at India’s request which was endorsed by over 70 countries.

The minister referred to India’s presidency of the G-20 and the presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and said that this mantle of leadership clearly reflected India’s growing stature on the world stage.

The minister observed that the call for ‘LIFE-Lifestyle for the environment’ given by the Prime Minister had also found resonance all over the world, making it realise that it must adopt a much more sustainable lifestyle. 

He underscored that the world has been looking up to the leadership of PM Modi to resolve significant global problems, be it climate change, post-pandemic economic recovery or the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. 

Goyal termed millets as nature’s gift to mankind because of its tremendous nutritive value. 

The minister called for many more such international buyer-seller meets, food festivals and culinary competitions around millets and opined that millets could also be made a part of the mid-day meal program.


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