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Agriculture Minister invites Japanese investors to Haryana

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25 July 2023, Chandigarh: Haryana Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister, Mr. JP Dalal, held a meeting with, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Tsunoda Hideo during his visit to Japan.

In the meeting, extensive discussions were held regarding the projects of supply chain in the horticulture sector, skill training, fisheries, agreements with the University of Agriculture and Horticulture.

The Japanese Minister assured all support and cooperation from the Japanese government and said that many Japanese companies have established their units in Haryana.

Mr. JP Dalal invited the investors to visit Haryana and also discussed in detail the modalities of future cooperation for the success of IIHM, Ganaur.

The Agriculture Minister said that on the pattern of OTA market, IIHM is also developing a Horticulture Market for fruits and vegetables in 540 acres in Ganaur, Haryana near the NCR Delhi, which will provide a big market to the farmers of Haryana. IIHM will be on the lines of Rungis market with some need-based features keeping in view the Indian conditions.

This market will cater to the requirement of 55 million population living in NCR including Delhi for fresh fruits, vegetables etc. He also discussed in detail about the farmer support system and successful operation of the market. The Haryana Agriculture Minister said that we are moving at a fast pace to set up this market and have set a target to make it operational by the end of 2024.

Delegation also held meeting with Japan International Cooperation Agency

The Agriculture Minister and other members of delegation also met the Director General (South Asia Department) of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Mr. ITO Teruyuki. It was further informed that the funding agency of the Government of Japan, has agreed to fund a multi-million-dollar horticulture supply chain project in Haryana. They have also committed to sanction this project in the next 6 months. With the coming of this project, IIHM, Ganaur will be largely benefited.

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