Cloud Affairs-United Nation World Pulses Day Celebrated In Delhi

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Cloud Affairs-United Nation World Pulses Day Celebrated In Delhi

On February 10, 2020 the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare inaugurated the celebrations of World Pulses Day in New Delhi that aims to increase the production of pulses.

Significance

Pulses are important to improve soil fertility. They help to increase the productivity of the farmland. They also help to promote farm bio diversity by using intercropping methods. Also, The pulses help to reduce dependance of synthetic fertilizers as they naturally introduce nitrogen in the soil.


Background

The UN Pulses Day resolution was adopted in 2013 claiming the year 2016 as International Pulses Day. The day is celebrated since 2019. By celebrating the day, the United Nation aim to increase public awareness of environmental and nutritional benefits of pulses.
It is important to promote cultivation os pulses as it helps farmer to create economic stability and household food security.

Pulse Production In India

India became self sufficient in pulses since 2016-17. In 2018-19, India produced 22 million tones of pulses. It is now working to achieve the target of 26.30 million tones by 2018-19


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Cloud Affairs-United Nation World Pulses Day Celebrated In Delhi



About The Event

As part of the 2020 UN World Pulses Day (WPD) celebration, the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) and the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) will host a celebratory WPD event in New Dehli. 
The WPD event will feature a curtain raiser on the evening of February 9th at the Taj Man Singh Hotel. On February 10th, our official World Pulses Day program will continue with a full day of high-level VIP speakers. We expect the program to feature high level dignitaries from:
– National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India – NAFED
– India Ministry of Agriculture
– India Ministry of Food & Consumer Affairs
– India Minister for Health
– India Ministry of Commerce
– UN FAO
– Global Pulse Confederation
United Nations WORLD PULSES DAY Celebration Organized by NAFED in association with Global Pulse Confederation, Dubai
Sunday- February, 09, 2020 – Curtain Raiser

Venue:
Hotel The Taj Mahal, Mansingh Road, New Delhi

6.00 pm to 6.30 pm 
Registration

6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Curtain Raiser
- Invocation and inauguration
- Welcome address - Chairman, Nafed
- Remarks - MD, Nafed
- Remarks - Tomio Shichiri, FAO, Representative in India
- Remarks – Ms Cindy Brown, President, GPC
- Vote of Thanks - AMD, Nafed

7.30 pm onwards Cocktail and Dinner
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