Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attended the 50th Anniversary celebrations of ICRISAT(International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics) in Hyderabad. He inaugurated the Climate Change Research Facility on Plant Protection and Rapid Generation Advancement Facility.
Later, he also launched a commemorative stamp that was issued on the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the ICRISAT. Speaking on the Occasion, Modi has said that ICRISAT has experience of 5 decades of helping other nations in making agriculture easy and sustainable. He also anticipated that ICRISAT would continue to deliver their expertise to strengthen India’s ‘Krishi’ sector.
As quoted by ANI, the PM said that our nation has a goal of Net-Zero by 2070. He also highlighted the need for life- lifestyle for the environment and also called for a Pro Planet People movement, a movement that is crucial to combat climate change and connects every individual with climate.
PM Modi said that their government priority is on small farmers of the country and that’s why they gave priority to natural farming and digital agriculture in the Union Budget 2022-23.
After this event, Modi will inaugurate the ‘Statue Of Equality’, a statue of Saint Ramanujam, which is 216-feet tall.