Millets can tackle challenges of global food security, bad food habits: PM Modi

Updated: Mar 18 2023 5:23PM

New Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said millets can help tackle challenges of global food security as well as diseases arising from bad food habits as he exhorted farm scientists to work towards increasing the share of nutri-cereals in the national food basket from the current 5-6 per cent only.

Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the ‘Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference’, Modi noted that many states have included millets in their PDS system and suggested that other states follow suit.

He also called for including the super food in the mid-day meal so that children can get proper nutrition.