The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh met the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Mr Tudor Ulianovschi, in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi and called for strengthening traditional ties between the two countries by promoting closer cooperation in the agriculture sector.
Shri Singh reiterated India’s tremendous progress in the agriculture sector and the commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022 through a series of reforms, namely Soil Health Card, organic farming, crop insurance, irrigation, e-NAM etc. He said ‘’we have achieved food security and have become a net exporter of agriculture commodities’’.
The Minister said that the agriculture sector has immense opportunities and huge potential for both the countries and there is a need to promote interaction among government agricultural institutions, experts, scientists and agro-business.
Shri Singh called for businesses from both sides to explore possibilities for enhancing agricultural trade and welcomed Moldovan companies to participate in the World Food Festival in India. He further said it is imperative to enhance agricultural trade between the two countries and assured Moldova that India has already initiated the enabling processes for export of apples from Moldova and urged them to consider the import of agriculture commodities including fruits and vegetables from India.