June 28, 2018
India imports green gram (moong), natural gum, walnut, chickpeas, and juices from Uzbekistan. And now has asked it to consider importing sugar and other farm items such as wheat, muslin, potato and mangoes from India.
Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh discussed the relevance of this with Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister Suhrob Kholmuradov. Uzbekistan was informed in the meeting that its revised draft agreement on cooperation in the field of Plant Quarantine is under active consideration.
India is keen to partner with Uzbekistan in providing training and sharing expertise in skill development, effective and optimum use of water for dry lands, integrated farming systems, mechanization and farm machinery.
India can provide training to Uzbekistan for the development of green house with the help of Centre of Excellence (CoE). The minister also offered to share with the Central Asian nation the experience of setting up of Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs) and cooperatives in order to ensure better returns to farmers.
Besides there is interest to work together in the area of animal husbandry and assist in setting up food processing industries in Uzbekistan.