Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal will be the Chief Guest at the ‘Millets-Smart Nutritive Food’ Conclave to be held in New Delhi tomorrow (05 December 2022, Monday).
The Conclave is being organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry through its apex agricultural export promotion body, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).
The objective of the conclave is to promote the export of millets. The Conclave is to be a pre-launch event of the ‘International Year of Millets – 2023’ (IYoM-2023).
At the Millets Smart Nutritive Conclave, stakeholders of the supply chain such as Farmer Producer Organisations, Start-ups, exporters, producers of millet-based value-added products are key participants.
At the Conclave, an exhibition and B2B meeting will also be organized to showcase Indian millet and millet-based products.
Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Smt. Anupriya Patel will be the Guest of Honour at the Millets Conclave.
The conclave will be attended by Senior government officials including Union Commerce Secretary, Shri Sunil Barthwal, Agriculture Secretary, Shri Manoj Ahuja, APEDA Chairman Dr. M. Angamuthu, and Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Dr. M. Balaji.
The millets export promotion program also comes at the backdrop of the proposal of India that was supported by 72 countries which lead to the United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA) declaring 2023 as International Year of Millets (IYoM) on March 5, 2021.
The government is currently organizing IYoM-2023 at the domestic and international levels to popularize Indian millets as well as its value-added products across the world and make it a people’s movement.