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Hooda assures help to Afghanistan in agriculture development

Posted on Nov 28, 07:23PM | UNI

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today assured all help of the state government to Afghanistan in the field of agriculture development.

The Chief Minister was interacting with a delegation from Afghanistan, which called on him in New Delhi today. The delegation included Deputy Minister(Policy) Farid Mamundzay, DG, HR Azizullah Qazikhail, Governor Helmand Mohammad Naem Baloch, Governor Saripul Abdul Jabar Haqbeen, Chief Technical Advisor Christopher Carter and Capacity Development Specialist Sofia Dahiya, from Government of Afghanistan.

The delegation had already visited Ch Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar.

"Haryana is an advanced state in the field of agriculture and Afghanistan would like to benefit from the experience of Haryana", delegation leader Dr Farid Mamundzay said.

Mr Hooda said "Haryana is the second largest contributor of foodgrains to the Central Pool. In wheat productivity, the state is number one in the country. In rice production also, Haryana is ahead of many states. Haryana has 70 per cent share in the export of Basmati Rice from India".

Mr Hooda asked about the mode of irrigation in Afghanistan.

He was informed that mainly irrigation is through canal water.

The delegation thanked Mr Hooda for the cooperation and said they would come up with concrete proposals.