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Prime Minister Modi launches commemorative coin to mark FAO’s 75th anniversary | India News


NEW DELHI: On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released a commemorative 75 rupee coin to mark India’s long-standing relationship with FAO.
The Prime Minister also dedicated 17 biofortified varieties of eight newly developed crops to the nation on World Food Day. The event marks the highest priority given by the government to agriculture and nutrition and is a testament to the determination to completely eliminate hunger, malnutrition and malnutrition and is being witnessed by Anganwadis, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, the organic missions and horticulture throughout the country.
“FAO’s journey to economically and nutritionally empower the vulnerable classes and masses has been unparalleled. India has had a historic partnership with FAO. Dr. Binay Ranjan Sen, Indian civil service officer, was Director General of FAO during 1956-1967. The World Food Program, which won the Nobel Peace Prize 2020, was established during his time. India’s proposals for the International Year of Pulses in 2016 and the International Year of Millet 2023 have also been endorsed by FAO, “the Prime Minister’s Office said. it said in a statement.

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