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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the ongoing three days meeting virtually in Hyderabad. He mentioned the multiple challenges faced in the agricultural sector worldwide and called G20 Agricultural ministers to meet in discussions for global food security and the preservative measures that are to be taken.
Modi said there is extreme weather changes in the coming days. He also mentioned that the COVID (pandemic) has completely disturbed the supply chain business and worsened geopolitical tensions. He urged the world to take preventive measures on food security and strengthen the ways of the food systems.
Modi also called the farmers to focus on farming without pesticides, that is for rejenuvate mother earth. That is nothing but protecting the earth. He also said that many countries are inspired by cultivating in traditional practices. Modi urged the public to immediately stop food waste. Narendra Modi also addressed that Indian farmers are using solar power in their farms, which is productivity and adopting the new technology for farming.
Agriculture alone is 30 per cent of the GDP and 60 per cent of the people depend on jobs in the global south. United Nations General Assembly (SNGA) has mentioned 2023 as the year of Miltets as proposed by the 72 countries. Modi called millets as the food of choice and he mentioned that India is focused in developing best practices for millet cultivation.