INDIA - With agriculture sector in sight, Australian delegation led by Colin Barnett Premier of Western Australia meet Indian Minister of State for Agriculture, Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi recently.
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 soyabeans, cashewnuts, chickpeas, coconut, coconut oil, ginger, grapes, groundnuts, lentils, oranges and vegetables.
He urged to consider importing these commodities from India.
The minister also 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 emphasized on research and technologies to increasing productivity in agriculture sector in India.
The delegation also invited the officials from ministry of agriculture to visit Australia and study the model of working for storage of food grains, logistic.