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Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod for India-Iran MoU on agriculture

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Cabinet today gave ex-post facto nod for the (MoU) between and in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

The was signed on February 17, 2018 during the visit of the Iranian to

"Under the MoU, a Joint Working Group (JWG) will be formed to monitor the activities carried out in fulfilment of this MoU," an official statement said.

The JWG will hold its meeting alternately in and once in every two years.

The will be valid initially for a period of five years and will be automatically extended for a subsequent period of five years unless either party notifies the other party of its intent of terminating it.

The agreement provides for cooperation in the areas of agricultural crops, agricultural extension, horticulture, machinery, post harvest technology, plant quarantine measures, credit and cooperation, the statement said.

It also provides for cooperation in soil conservation and water management, integrated nutrients management, and agricultural marketing.

Livestock improvement, dairy development, animal health and other fields as mutually agreed upon fall within the scope of this

Cooperation will also be effected through exchange of experts, materials and information, exchange of trainees and scientists on study visits/training programmes, facilitation of relevant conferences and workshops and any other means as may be mutually agreed upon, the statement added.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 20:05 IST