On the 20th of December PM Modi said, “As we prepare to mark 2023 as the International Year of Millets, attended a sumptuous lunch in Parliament where millet dishes were served. Good to see participation from across party lines”.
The Government of India decided to mark the National Year of Millets in 2018 in order to bring millets back and create domestic, and global demand, and provide nutritional food to the people.
India proposed to the United Nations in 2021 to declare 2023 as the International Year. The UNGA declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets after India’s proposal received support from 72 countries.