Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh on December 29.
During the visit, he will dedicate the 6th International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) campus to the nation and attend the One District, One Product Regional Summit at Deendayal Hastakala Sankul in Varanasi.
‘One District One Product’ scheme is aimed at enhancing the skills of local people and increasing the reach of the indigenous trades, crafts and products from small towns and small districts in the state. These include handicrafts, food processing, engineering goods, carpets, ready made clothes, leather goods etc which not only earn foreign exchange but also provide employment to the people,” the statement said.
“A commemorative postal stamp on the Maharaja Suheldeo will be released by the Prime Minister in Ghazipur,” the statement added. He will also address a public rally there.
The Prime Minister will dedicate International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) to the nation at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi.
“It will serve as a hub for rice research and training in South Asia and SAARC region. The first international Center in the eastern India is expected to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in the region,” it said.
Narendra Modi was the first Indian Prime Minister to visit IRRI headquarters in Manila, Philippines in November 2017, where he discussed agricultural innovations and research advances for the rice sector.