Agriculture minister ask global companies to invest in India

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By Madhvi Sally

Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh said that there were many opportunities in the food processing sector which can be successfully tapped by the global companies, while meeting minister’s from Serbia, Germany and Denmark last week, said a press statement.

Singh had separate meetings with Peter Bleser, parliamentarian state secretary (Minister of State) to the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Branislav Nedimovic, minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Republic of Serbia and Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen.

In his meeting with Nedimovic, the agriculture minister said that agriculture & food processing and agricultural machinery are crucial industry segments in India-Serbia trade relations. “The present level of trade in agricultural products has much potential for further enhancement and suggested that Serbia may consider importing tropical fruits such as mango, pineapple, banana, papaya etc. from India,”he said.

The Minister conveyed his appreciation to the Minister for Denmark’s participation at the “World Food India 2017” as a partner country and said that there are many opportunities in the food processing sector which can be successfully tapped by the Danish companies. Singh expressed satisfaction at the significantly expanded cooperation in trade, investment, and technology and said that he hopes that full potential would be realized in all areas.

While speaking to Mr Bleser, the Minister said that that the present level of bilateral trade in agricultural products can be further enhanced. He requested the German minister to use his good office for early resolution of the issue relating to Tricyclazole (TCA) in Indian Rice exported to Germany and other members of EU and issue of acceptance of digital phytosanitary certificates by the EU countries.

Source: Economic Times

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