Memorandum of Understanding between India and Lithuania for Cooperation in the field of agriculture



Memorandum of Understanding between India and Lithuania for Cooperation in the field of agriculture 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Lithuania for cooperation in the field of agriculture. 

The MoU provides for cooperation in the fields of agriculture production including horticulture, post-harvest management, organic farming, cold chain development and agro processing industry, animal husbandry, dairying and aquaculture etc. The cooperation between the two countries shall be undertaken through biennial work plan to be drawn up mutually to give effect to the objectives of the instant MoU. 

It is expected that the MoU would help in capacity building, knowledge exchange between scientists and technicians, exchange of genetic resources, development of appropriate technologies and farm practices for enhancing agriculture productivity at farmer's field. 

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Transfer of 50 acre of land from Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar to the Government of Rajasthan for establishment of Veterinary University Training and Research Centre 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today gave its approval for transfer of 50 acre of land from Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute (CSWRI) , Avikanagar, Tehsil Malpura, District Tonk, Rajasthan to the Government of Rajasthan on free of cost basis for establishment of Veterinary University Training and Research Centre by the Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner. 

The transfer of land shall be subject to an undertaking by the Government of Rajasthan that the transferred land will be used exclusively for the stated purpose and CSWRI / ICAR will extend the needed technical support (without any financial involvement) for carrying out research in the area of Veterinary and Animal Science in Rajasthan. If the Training centre is discontinued in future, the said 50 acres of land will be returned back to CSWRI along with the available infrastructure free of cost for Veterinary and Animal Science research purpose. 

Establishment of the Centre at Avikanagar will strengthen collaboration between the University and the CSWRI for mutual benefit. The Centre will impart training to rural masses, especially women for enhancing livelihood security and gender equity leading to empowerment of rural people, especially women. Further, the Centre will showcase/demonstrate and transfer area specific, low cost, eco-friendly and sustainable technologies for enhancing productivity and profitability from livestock rearing. 

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