- World Food India 2023
- Tribal Youth Exchange Programme
The second edition of ‘World Food India 2023’ was inaugurated recently in New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India provided Seed Capital Assistance to over one lakh Self Help Group (SHG) members.
Facts for Prelims
World Food India 2023
- World Food India 2023 serves as a gateway to India’s food economy, fostering collaboration between domestic and international investors.
- This event brings together a diverse range of participants, including manufacturers, producers, food processors, investors, policymakers, and organizations from across the global food ecosystem.
- The mascot for World Food India 2023 is “MillInd,” a probot, representing the event.
Shree Anna (Millets): Leveraging India’s Super Food for the World
- Millets are positioned as a solution to global challenges such as climate change, population growth, and malnutrition, contributing to food and nutrition security.
- 2023 is designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023).
Exponential Food Processing: Positioning India as the Global Hub
- India aims to bolster its food processing industry by leveraging key enablers to make the country a global hub in this sector.
- Providing adequate and affordable credit to the food processing sector, particularly to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), is one of the important enablers for this vision.
Recently, a youth delegation from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh who are attending the Tribal Youth Exchange Programme (TYEP) called on the President of India.
GS II: Government policies and Interventions
About the Tribal Youth Exchange Programme:
The Tribal Youth Exchange Programme is organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan with support from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, to facilitate the development of tribal youth.
- Cultural Learning: Offer tribal youth from 30 selected districts across seven states the opportunity to travel to ten different regions in the country. This allows them to learn about the cultural values, languages, and lifestyles of the people, thereby highlighting the socio-economic and cultural unity in diversity within the nation.
- Exposure to Advancements: Expose tribal youth to the technological and industrial progress in various states, with an emphasis on different developmental activities, skill development, educational opportunities, and employment prospects available in those regions.
- Preservation of Heritage: Sensitize tribal youth to their rich traditional and cultural heritage, fostering an understanding of its importance for future generations.
- Peer Interaction: Help tribal youth establish emotional connections with their peers from other parts of the country, ultimately boosting their self-esteem.
- Interactions: Provide participants with opportunities to interact with esteemed individuals like the President of India, Prime Minister, Chief Minister, Governor, and other VIPs, as well as local communities, Panchayati Raj Institutions, and youth affiliated with NYKS Youth Clubs. These interactions are aimed at enhancing the understanding of development issues and seeking guidance for their active involvement in the development process.
- Personality Development: Develop the personalities of tribal youth by enhancing their understanding of Ten Core Life Skills, identifying their skill development-oriented training needs, and helping them realize their legitimate career aspirations through Employable Skills offered by government schemes.
- Exposure to Industry: Provide exposure to industry and skill development programs to facilitate employment opportunities for tribal youth.
- Literature on Development Schemes: Offer literature on various developmental schemes of the Central and State governments related to tribal communities.