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India inks deal with US for agriculture, food security

Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Kumar Balyan said the scope of areas of cooperation included in the MoU were science, technology and education.

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India inks deal with US for agriculture, food security
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India has entered into an agreement with the United States for cooperation in the field of agriculture and food security, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Kumar Balyan said the scope of areas of cooperation included in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) were science, technology, education, weather forecasting technology for crop management and market information.

Farm-market linkages and private investment in agriculture, food security cooperation and nutrition are other areas where India and the US will cooperate with each other as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2010, Balyan said during Question Hour.

He said India has entered into 77 MoUs or agreements with 63 countries in the field of agriculture.

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