Dehradun: Creating more awareness about the nutritional qualities of millets among people will drive the demand which in turn make their farming profitable, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar said on Tuesday (May 16). Mr Tomar also spoke of the role played by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in convincing the world about the nutritional value of millets and having 2023 declared by the UN as the International Millet Year.
The Union Minister said,
All this was necessary to give a respectable place to millets in our thali.
चार दिवसीय उत्तराखंड श्री अन्न (मिलेट्स) महोत्सव 2023 में लगाईं गई श्री अन्न प्रदर्शनी का भी अवलोकन किया।#IYM2023 #ShreeAnna #Millets pic.twitter.com/dxcnWEgiNO
— Narendra Singh Tomar (@nstomar) May 16, 2023
Mr Tomar addressed the concluding day of the four-day Shree Anna Mahotsav here. The festival was organised to celebrate 2023 as the International Millet Year.
Through events like this people will learn about the health benefits of millets and their demand will increase. When its demand increases. farmers will grow millets and make profits, he said. Patanjali’s MD Acharya Balkrishna said Uttarakhand has always been a hub of millet production. The event will prove to be a milestone in the promotion of millet production.
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