Food Security Museum Launched In TN

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17 November 2021 Current Affairs:On November 15, 2021, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal opened India’s first Food Security Museum.

♦ The Food Corporation of India created a food security museum in Thanjavur.
♦ Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museums, Bengaluru, collaborated on the museum’s creation.
♦ It was constructed on a 1,860sqft plot at a cost of Rs 1.10 crore.
♦ In Thanjavur, the birthplace of FCI, a museum was erected. On January 14, 1965, FCI opened its first office there.

Food Security Museum:
♦ The Food Security Museum depicts man’s progression from nomadic hunter groups to stable agriculture practises, which marks the start of civilization.
♦ It also highlights a number of historical global and indigenous grain storage technologies, as well as storage issues and food grain production situations in the globe and India.
♦ It dynamically displays educational material about FCI’s history, current operations, and the path of food grains from farm to plate through FCI.
♦ The museum is open to the public for free. The food museum also has cutting-edge displays such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), projection mapping, proximity sensors, touch screen kiosks, and touch sensors.
♦ The food security museum will depict India’s agricultural transformation from dependent to self-sufficiency.

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