New Delhi, 19 March : Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his respects to Padma Shri Pappammal, a 107-year-old organic farmer from Thekambatti village in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, who attended the Global Millets (Shree Anna) conference in New Delhi. The Prime Minister’s gesture garnered attention from other guests and participants at the Shree Anna meeting.
During the Global Millets (Shree Anna) conference, held at Subramanian Hall in New Delhi on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the inclusion of millet in the ‘One District One Product’ scheme, which will be implemented in 19 districts across the country. India has been actively promoting the production of millets, which can be cultivated in harsh climatic conditions and does not require chemical fertilizers.
Watch | 107-year-old organic farmer, Padma Shri Pappammal blessing PM @narendramodi on the International Millets Convention!
An inspiring gesture that remind us of the worth and richness of our agricultural heritage #PeoplesPadma pic.twitter.com/FfrRaN0qyS
— DD Information (@DDNewslive) March 18, 2023
Addressing the convention, the Prime Minister emphasised the significance of millet farming for small and marginal farmers, stating that the Shree Anna scheme will present a big enhance to their financial situation and create new job alternatives. The Prime Minister additionally acknowledged that round 2.5 crore farmers in India are related to millet farming.
It’s price noting that the United Nations has declared 2023 because the Worldwide Yr of Millets, and India has been making important efforts to advertise millet farming within the nation. Padma Shri Pappammal, a famend natural farmer, was awarded the celebrated Padma Shri award in 2021 in recognition of her work. She greeted the Prime Minister on the occasion in New Delhi and provided him a scarf, to which he bowed in respect to hunt her blessings.
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