Millets- Smart Nutritious Food Conclave held in New Delhi

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Millets- Smart Nutritious Food Conclave

To promote the export of millets, a one-day 'Millets-Smart Nutritive Food' conclave was organised by the government on 5th December in New Delhi.

Important facts

  • Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal was the chief guest of the conclave.

  • It was organised by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry through its apex agricultural export promotion body, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).

  • Its purpose is to promote the export of millets. 

  • This is the first conclave to be held in the pre-launch program of the International Year of Millets - 2023 (IYOM - 2023).

  • In the Conclave, Farmer Producer Organisations, startups, exporters, producers of millets based value added products participated.

  • In the conclave, exhibition and B2B meetings were also organized to showcase Indian millets and millet based products.

  • Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel was the guest of honour at the conclave.

  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) announced on March 5, 2021 that 2023 will be observed as the International Year of Millets (IYOM).

  • The government is currently organising IYOM-2023 at domestic and international level to popularise Indian millets and its value added products across the world and make it a mass movement.

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