India-Australian will collaborate to increase Agri-productivity
NEW DELHI: Delegation led by Colin Barnett Premier of Western Australia called on the Minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya at Krishi Bhawan, here Thursday.
During the discussion with the delegation from Australia, Kundariya mentioned about Australia’s high efficient agriculture sector with expertise and technology to support agricultural productivity across a range of areas.
Kundariya said that Australia has been importing a number of agriculture commodities from other countries of the world and India is in a position to export cake of soya beans, cashew nuts, chickpeas, coconut, coconut oil, ginger, grapes, groundnuts, lentils, oranges and vegetables. He urged to consider importing these commodities from India.
Kundariya said that India would like to collaborate with Australia in the areas of logistics, in particular cold chains and warehousing, agriculture processing in particular horticulture and fisheries and productivity enhancement.
The Australia team invited the officials from Minister of Agriculture to visit Australia and study the model of working for storage of food grains, logistic. They emphasized on research and technologies on increasing productivity in Agriculture.