New Delhi: Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar launched a Coffee Table Book on 8 Jul, along with Dr. Hameed Nuru, Representative and Country Director, United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) in India. The launch took place to commemorate 50 years of partnership between the Ministry and the agency towards addressing food and nutritional security in India.
“Given the importance of rural India and linkages of agriculture with multiple targets of Sustainable Development Goal 2, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare continues to play a critical role in achieving the collective target of ‘ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture”, said Tomar.
The organisations like UNWFP are the prime partners of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in this endeavor.
“UNWFP’s journey in India has been a long and successful one. It has been fortunate to witness significant positive changes in the food and nutritional security status of people, and substantial efforts made by the Government to address malnutrition”, said Nuru.
He further added that the success achieved is due to the strong relationship between Government of India and UNWFP, and the commitment of the Government and people of India towards uplifting the nation.
‘The Coffee Table Book – 50 years of Partnership for Change’ showcases key milestones achieved by the Government of India in its efforts to make the nation free from hunger and malnutrition and UNWFP’s role in this attempt.
Some of the significant turning points in India’s journey towards food and nutrition security captured in the book include the Green Revolution, the White revolution, improvements in livestock and dairy development and digitization of food safety nets.
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