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UNGA: International Year of Millets 2023, Indian Initiative, Significance, Details



United Nations General Assembly has declared the year 2023 as International Year of Millets, India proposed initiative 

India initiated International year of Millets 2023 has been adopted by United Nations General Assembly. To fight against malnutrition, hunger and to prevent production declination of millets in many countries India initiated a proposal for International Year of Millets 2023 and that has been accepted by UNGA with more than 70 countries Support.

The resolution designating 2023 as the International Year of Millets was unanimously accepted by the General Assembly's 193 members.

 According to the Indian representative to the UN Ambassador, T S Tirumurti, World Need to focus on cultivation of Millets and everyone should be aware of its benefits to health and nutrition. As per reduced nutrition records or malnutrition records, these promotions are very necessary for everyone.

The resolution's major goal is to promote awareness of, and focus governmental action toward, the nutritional and health advantages of millets intake, as well as their adaptability for production under harsh and changing climatic circumstances.

In light of this, the United Nations General Assembly resolution declaring the International Year of Millets emphasises "the need to promote sustainable food systems that support diverse, balanced, and nutritious diets that include a range of foods." 


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