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India seeks Nepal’s support for the candidature of International Agricultural Development Fund (IFAD) Presidency. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that Nepal can learn from the Indian agriculture system whenever needed.
Its neighboring country Nepal also wants to take advantage of the progress made in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry in India. For this he wants cooperation from India. He is asking for Murrah buffalo variety and animal vaccine from here. A meeting was held between Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Nepal’s Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister Mahendra Rai Yadav on Wednesday at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi. During this, Tomar assured Nepal of all possible cooperation in the agricultural sector on behalf of India. Also, both the countries agreed to early finalize the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for agricultural cooperation. So that rapid progress can be made on various bilateral agricultural issues.
Welcoming the representatives of Nepal in the bilateral meeting, Union Minister Tomar said that India and Nepal enjoy close and friendly relations, which are clearly manifested in the centuries-old historical and cultural ties, open borders and deep people-to-people contacts. Tomar talked about strengthening cooperation with Nepal in all fields including agriculture. Told that India has made a lot of progress in research in the agriculture sector. Nepal can learn from the Indian agricultural system, whenever it is needed. Minister of Nepal, Yadav thanked Tomar and reiterated the cordial and friendly relations between the two countries.
What did India ask for?
Tomar assured the Nepal delegation of early resolution of the issues raised by them. Tomar thanked the Minister and other representatives of Nepal for visiting India and requested Nepal’s support for India’s candidature for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Presidency. On the other hand, Nepal’s Agriculture Minister requested Tomar to provide cooperation in agriculture technology sector, variety of Murrah Buffalo, border points to resolve quarantine issues and supply of animal vaccine etc.
India is also giving fertilizer to Nepal
Due to the Russo-Ukraine war, Nepal’s agricultural sector is facing a severe fertilizer crisis these days. In such a situation, India has come forward to help him. Nepal’s Agriculture Minister Yadav had recently met Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Delhi regarding this issue. So that the fertilizer crisis can be ended in Kharif season. On this request, India assured help to Nepal. Farmers preparing nurseries for paddy cultivation in Nepal have got relief from this assurance from India.
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