NEW DELHI: In what could be an addition as one of the key elements of India’s ‘soft power’ such as yoga, ayurveda and global solar alliance, PM Narendra Modi
on Saturday called millets a symbol of the country’s responsibilities towards “global good”, saying how its production and consumption can help face the twin challenges — food security of global South (developing countries) and unsustainable food habit problem of global North (developed nations).
“Millets have been part of India’s lifestyle for centuries. . . We want to share our experience linked to millets and its farming with the world. I would therefore like to request the agriculture ministers of other countries to jointly develop a stable mechanism in this direction,” the PM said.