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TNPSC Current Affairs 2017 February 16

Center approves Food Legumes Research Platform to be set up at Amlaha

Central Government has approved for establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform at Amlaha, Sehore in Madhya Pradesh.

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has given nod for setting up of food Legumes Research Platform in Madhya Pradesh with satellite Hubs in West Bengal for Pulses and Rajasthan for Natural Resource Management for meeting the emerging food security challenges.

An Official statement “the establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform in India will enable India to harness the best science in meeting the emerging food security challenges. India would be able to rapidly and effectively absorb the research output achieved in the  country by  FLRP (Food Legumes Research Platform)

A major international R&D institution will make India an even bigger center for agricultural research in the world and this in turn, will attract further research & development investment in the country. ICARDA has a good track record of innovation, as in climate resilient technologies including suitable food legume verities for dry land production systems.

The research will be towards reducing poverty, improving food security, improving nutrition and health, and sustaining the natural resource base.   The output will help all the farmers.”

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