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The differences in levels of prosperity across nations depend on the amount of knowledge that society holds. Explain (200 Words)

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·       One of the most important highlights from the speech was the focus on the production of millets, also now known as “nutri-cereals”.

·       The three major millet crops currently growing in India are jowar (sorghum), bajra (pearl millet) and ragi (finger millet).

·       High in dietary fibre, nutri-cereals are a powerhouse of nutrients including iron, folate, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, vitamins and antioxidants.

·         They are not only important for the healthy growth and development of children but have also been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes in adults.

·         These unique features make millets suited for and resilient to India’s varied agro-climatic conditions. Moreover, unlike rice and wheat, millets are not water or input-intensive, making them a sustainable strategy for addressing climate change and building resilient agri-food systems.

·       With the intense marketing of processed foods, even the rural population started perceiving mill-processed rice and wheat as more aspirational. This has lead us to the double burden of mothers and children suffering from micronutrient deficiencies and the astounding prevalence of diabetes and obesity.

·        To address this situation, a multi-pronged strategy has been adopted for the promotion of nutri-cereals by the government.

·       The first strategy from a consumption and trade point of view was to re-brand coarse cereals/millets as nutri-cereals. As of 2018-19, millet production had been extended to over 112 districts across 14 states.

·       Second, the government hiked the MSP of nutri-cereals, which came as a big price incentive for farmers.

·       Third, to provide a steady market for the produce, the government included millets in the public distribution system.

·       Fourth, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare is running a Rs 600-crore scheme to increase the area, production and yield of nutri-cereals.

 

Venkat 1 month

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Venkateshwaran R 1 month

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Good attempt. Keep Writing.

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