Cabinet nod to MoUs on agriculture, allied sectors

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the memoranda of understanding (MoU) signed between India and various countries for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

“The MoUs will help in capacity building, knowledge exchange through visits of scientists and technicians, exchange of genetic resources that aid in development of appropriate technologies and farm practices for enhancing agriculture productivity at farmers’ fields. Expertise and technology so developed is applied all over the country as per felt needs,” said an official communique following the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Under Transaction of Business Rules, 1961, cases involving negotiations with foreign countries on treaties, agreements and other important matters need to be brought before the cabinet for approval.

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