India celebrated the 75th anniversary of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Friday with a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination, released by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The PM was addressing the nation on web telecast when he released the coin and 17 new varieties of biofortified crops, reiterating the government’s commitment towards the development of the country’s agriculture sector.

However, several farmers have have led agitation against the contentious agricultural laws recently passed by the parliament.

Talking about how the procurement of the agricultural crops at the minimum support price will help farmers, PM Modi said: “MSP and government procurement are an important part of the country’s food security. It is important that it continues to function with better facilities and in a scientific way. We are committed towards this.”

The PM added that his government is planning to help the country get rid of the malnutrition by promoting millets and other high nutrition crops. He assured that the new system will improve the Mandi infrastructure as more of scientific ways will be considered before setting the MSP of the agricultural corps.

PM Modi claimed that his government has invested good amount of money to develop the infrastructure facilities at Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) in the last six years.