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NITI Aayog signed SoI with UN-WFP

Published on December 23, 2021
Current Context: The NITI Aayog has signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with United Nations World Food Program (UN-WFP).
NITI Aayog signed SoI with UN-WFP
  • The SoI was signed to offer a focus on mainstreaming millets and offer support to India to have an exchange of information in the same.
  • The SoI was signed with the consideration as 2023 will be celebrated as the International Year of Millet.
  • It will also help to enhance the livelihood of farmers.
  • It will generate an ability to adapt to climate change and transform food systems.
  • Various strategic and technological reforms to strengthen climate-resilient agriculture will be undertaken under the SoI.
  • Technical support to grow millets will be offered.
  • There will also be involvement of state governments, the Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), and other allied institutions to execute the objectives under the SoI in the country.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UN-WFP: Rome, Italy
    • HQ of NITI Aayog: New Delhi
    • Chairperson of NITI Aayog: PM Narendra Modi
    • CEO of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant

Question: 

Q.1 Which organization signed SoI with the United Nations World Food Program (UN-WFP) to offer focus on mainstreaming millets and offer support to India to have an exchange of information in the same?
a. Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare
b. NABARD
c. NITI Aayog
d. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
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