International Year of Millets (IYOM)-2023


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WebThe United Nations General Assembly at its 75th session in March 2021 declared 2023 the International Year of Millets


  • The U.N. General Assembly recently adopted a resolution, sponsored by India and supported by more than 70 countries, declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets.
  • The resolution is intended to increase public awareness on the health benefits of millets and their suitability for cultivation under tough conditions marked by climate change.


What are millets?

  • Millet is a cereal that belongs to the grass family.
  • Majorly cultivated in the semiarid tropical regions of Africa and Asia, around 97 percent of world’s overall millet production happens in these regions.
  • Types of millets: Jowar (Sorghum), Ragi, Bajra (Pearl millet).


Source : PIB