PM Modi releases commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark 75th Anniversary of FAO

Last Updated: Friday, October 16, 2020, 00:29
PM Modi releases commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark 75th Anniversary of FAO
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of 75-rupee denomination to mark the 75th Anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today. Mr Modi also dedicated 17 recently developed bio-fortified varieties of eight crops to the nation. Greeting everyone on the occasion of World Food Day, Prime Minister said, farmers in the country are an important pillar in the government`s endeavour towards food revolution. He said, the farmers have played a significant role in drifting the country away from savage of Corona pandemic.

Mr. Modi said, the commemorative coin launched today marks the respect of 130 crore Indians towards the pivotal role played by FAO to mitigate the effects of malnutrition. He said, the government initiated a multi-dimensional approach to address the issue of malnutrition in the country. Mr. Modi said, where on one hand emphasis was laid on increasing the quotient of nutritious food for children and mothers, on the other special initiatives were taken to enhance sanitisation and hygiene standards. Drinking water through Jal Jeevan Mission, construction of 11 crore toilets, Immunization under Indradhanush Mission, availability of one rupee sanitary pads and focus on girl education were pushed to bring holistic well being for everyone in the country.
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