Bhubaneswar:3/1/23: A major MoU, pertaining to Millets, was signed between Director, Agricuture & Food Production Prem Chandra Choudhary and Mousumi Ghose, Assistant Secretary General, FICCI on Tuesday.
As per the MoU, FICCI will partner with the Department of A&FE for organisation of events on the eve of International Year of Millets (IYoM) 2023.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Minister, Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment (A&FE) and Fisheries & ARD, Ranendra Pratap Swain, Principal Secretary, Department of A&FE, Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee at Krushi Bhawan here.
It may be noted that the UN General Assembly has declared the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYOM) to promote millets globally. In this regard Odisha Millets Mission has planned to organise a series of activities to commemorate this opportunity and spread the importance and benefits of millets globally.
The Department of A&FE, Odisha and FICCI will be partners for organizing the many activities, events, and FICCI will render necessary end-to-end help, support and services towards successful organization of the activities throughout the year with regards to IYOM including pre-event activities as outlined in this MoU or later added with mutual consent of both parties.
FICCI will work with the Government of Odisha, represented by DA&FE and other committees constituted by the State Government. FICCI will take up various activities towards organization of the events throughout the year and provide end-to-end coordination support in execution of all the activities related to IYOM 2022-23.
The DA&FE will provide and facilitate necessary and incidental support to FICCI in terms of approvals, clearances advisory and resources for various activities and events, including review and monitoring of activities regularly. FICCI will collaborate with PR agency, Design Partner, Event Management Partner, Knowledge Partner, research partners or any other partner appointed by DA&FE for the events to implement given scope of work.
FICCI will onboard other partners like research agencies. PR agencies and events partners etc. It will also have written understanding on the scope of work and compensation thereof with them and monitor delivery of outputs.