Executive Director of WFP calls on Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi
Executive Director of the World Food Program (WFP) David Beasley today called on Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi today. During the meeting, Mr. Beasley lauded India’s achievements in the Agriculture and Food sector. He hoped that India will continue to provide its support for the smooth supply of food grains to the world in association with the World Food Program.
Welcoming the World Food Program delegation. Mr Tomar said that India and the WFP have been working closely in the agriculture sector since 1968 to ensure food security.
Referring to the various schemes being run by the Government of India, Mr Tomar said that through our Public Distribution System, the Government has distributed free food grains to 80 crore people of India during the Covid pandemic.
Apart from meeting its domestic needs, Agriculture Minister said that India has provided food grains to many countries.