Zero Hunger Programme : 2017

Agriculture Schemes

Ministry : Ministry of Agriculture

  • By 2022, the government plans to free India from malnutrition.
  • The Zero Hunger programme was launched on occasion of World Food Day (October 16) with focus on agriculture, nutrition and health in a symbiotic manner.
  • In 2018, Gorakhpur launched the ‘Zero Hunger‘ initiative for India in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra. In collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will initiate it.
  • These three districts will serve as an integrated solution model that would follow acceptable agricultural / horticultural practises. The programme consists of Nutrition Farming System organisations, the creation of genetic gardens and the initiation of preparation for Zero Hunger. The genetic garden of naturally biofortified crops or such crops through plant breeding includes a genetic garden for biofortified plants / crops.
  • It has plants and crops, including iron, iodine, vitamin A and zinc, that help complement micronutrient deficiencies.
  • In addition to the efforts to resolve the problem of malnutrition by the government, India’s Zero Hunger Program was launched.

Genetic Garden for biofortified plants/crops are :

It is a garden with a natural biofortified crops plant or plant breeding plants. They are a house for plants and cultures that contribute to the supplementation of micro nutrient deficiencies such as iron, iodine, vitamin A, and zinc.

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