Andhra Pradesh

Naidu calls for greater India-US ties in farm sector

Naidu calls for greater India-US ties in farm sector

Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh  Nara Chandrababu Naidu has said greater co-operation between India and the US would help boost agricultural production and yield promising results for both countries.

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) in collaboration with the Iowa State University organised a special session on agriculture as part of the World Food Prize meetings this week. Naidu was visiting the US to attend the meeting.

“Agricultural cooperation between the US and India allows the two countries to exchange innovative ideas and promote technical knowledge that has the power to boost agricultural production and yield promising results for both countries,” Naidu said at a business round-table meeting organised by the USISPF in Iowa.

Most of the representatives of 80 IT companies who attended the meeting were Telugu people settled or working in the USA. All of them showed keen interest to be part of IT sector development in the State. IT Taskforce chairman Garapati Prasad made a presentation on IT City on the occasion.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the areas where the US farm sector may be able to work with the Andhra Pradesh Government in providing agricultural extension services to farmers and to transfer the latest technical knowledge to the farming community, introduction of high-yielding varieties, imparting training to farmers to improve skills and knowledge to boost agricultural production and productivity.