Bhubaneswar: For the promotion of millets, the State Government on Tuesday signed an MoU with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to organise a series of events on millet.
Director of Agriculture and Food Production, Prem Chandra Choudhary and Assistant Secretary General, FICCI, Mousumi Ghose have signed the MoU.
Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment (A&FE) Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain and Principal Secretary Arabinda Kumar Padhee and Special Secretary Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment here at Krushi Bhawan.
FICCI will partner with the Department of A&FE for the organisation of events on the eve of International Year of Millets (IYoM) 2023.
Notably, the UN General Assembly has declared the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYOM) to promote millets globally. In this regard Odisha Millets Mission has planned to organise a series of activities to commemorate this opportunity and spread the importance and benefits of millets globally.
The Agriculture Department and FICCI will be partners for organizing the many activities, events, and FICCI will render necessary end-to-end help, support and services towards successful organization of the activities throughout the year with regards to IYOM including pre-event activities.
FICCI will work with the Agriculture Department and other Committees constituted by the State Government for organising such events. The FICCI will take up various activities towards organization of the events throughout the year and provide end-to-end coordination support in execution of all the activities related to IYOM 2022-23.
The Department will provide and facilitate necessary and incidental support to the industry body in terms of approvals, clearances, advisory and resources for various activities and events, including review and monitoring of activities regularly.
Further, the FICCI will collaborate with a PR agency, design partner, event management partner, knowledge partner, research partners or any other partner appointed by the Department of A&FE for the events to implement given scope of work.