India & Russia Explores Synergies for Better Collaboration on Agriculture Trade
Agriculture is the sunrise sector for countries like Russia and India, this was broadly discussed between the top level diplomates of Russia and India at India-Russia Agriculture Summit. Terming a dawn of the next level of Green Revolution, Gajender Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Govt. of India emphasized on the need of global collaborations and technological advancements in the agriculture farming and said, “Agricultural cultivation holds great responsibility for India and for the world. Country like India, which is known for it’s agricultural diversity must explore newer methodologies by collaborating with the global leaders.”
As a part of the country-wide year-long celebration of India-Russia Diplomatic Relations, since April 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare organised an India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit was organized in New Delhi. Additionally, a celebration of 70 years of Agricultural Relationship will be held in Suratgarh, Rajasthan on 14th February 2018.
Gajender Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Sergey Beletskiy, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Russia addressed the India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit 2018, held at PUSA, New Delhi.
The Minister also emphasized the importance and scope of Micro and Small sized businesses (MSMEs) in the Agriculture domain and their relevance for global level collaboration.
Several business houses and leaders of business associations of both countries, working in agriculture sector attended the event. This will strengthen exchange of expertise to further business ties between the two countries.
Apart from presentation by both countries that highlighted the agricultural trade opportunities, there was intense discussion in 4 theme sessions on potential areas of collaboration and trade in the fields of allied sectors.