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PM Modi Expresses Gratitude to Those Who Are Making Earth More Healthier on World Health DayPM Modi Expresses Gratitude to Those Who Are Making Earth More Healthier on World Health Day

Hyderabad, Feb.5 (Hydnow): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) campus in Patancheru, near here and kickstarted the 50th anniversary celebrations of ICRISAT. He also inaugurated ICRISAT’s Climate Change Research Facility on Plant Protection and ICRISAT’s Rapid Generation Advancement Facility. Modi also unveiled a specially designed logo of ICRISAT and launched a commemorative stamp issued on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister underlined the importance of next 25 years for both the country and also for ICRISAT. He stressed the need for new goals and working for them. He lauded ICRISAT for their contribution in helping agriculture in large part of the world, including India. He appreciated their contribution in water and soil management, improvement in crop variety, on-farm diversity and livestock integration. He also praised their holistic approach in integrating farmers with their markets and promoting pulses and chick pea production in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

PM Modi Visits ICRISAT Campus in Hyderabad
PM Modi Visits ICRISAT Campus in Hyderabad

Stating that the worst affected by climate change are the people on the last rung of development with little resources, he reiterated India’s request to the world to pay special attention to the climate changes. He talked of LIFE- Lifestyle for Environment; P3 – Pro planet people movements and India’s net zero target by 2070. “Pro planet people is a movement that connects every community, every individual with climate responsibility to tackle the climate challenge. This is not limited to just words, but is also reflected in the actions of the Government of India”, he added.


Referring to 15 Agro-Climatic Zones and 6 seasons of the country, the Prime Minister highlighted the depth of ancient experience of Indian agriculture. He pointed out that India’s focus is on the fusion of ‘back to basic’ and ‘march to future’ to protect its farmers from climate challenge.

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