Connect with:
Sunday / May 26. 2024
HomeAgroPolicyNepal and India to promote millet cultivation together

Nepal and India to promote millet cultivation together

The Embassy of India in Kathmandu collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Nepal to commemorate the International Year of Millet 2023

Beduram Bhushal Agriculture and Livestock Minister of Nepal expressed the country’s readiness to work with India in promoting millet as a staple food due to its high nutritional value.

During an event, Bhushal praised India for their leadership in the millet campaign and the renaming of the grains as ‘Shree Anna’, meaning auspicious grains.

Bhushal highlighted the high nutritional value of millet and its potential as a staple food for promoting health benefits.

The minister emphasised Nepal’s willingness to collaborate with New Delhi in promoting the consumption of millet, a campaign launched by the United Nations at India’s initiative.

In 2021, India proposed to the United Nations to declare 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYOM). The proposal gained support from 72 countries, and the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets.

The Embassy of India in Kathmandu collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Nepal to commemorate the International Year of Millet 2023.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Naveen Shrivastava highlighted the significance of India-Nepal cooperation in agriculture, specifically regarding millet production and market exploration.

No comments

leave a comment