India and Suriname Bilateral Meeting

  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Mr Narendra Singh Tomar met Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of Suriname Mr Albert R. Ramdin.
  • At New Delhi.
  • The minister invited Suriname to be a part of the Millets and Other Ancient Grains International Research Initiative (MAHARISHI).
  • MAHARISHI’s secretariat is based at the Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad.
  • Suriname has launched a project for the cultivation of millets and expressed interest in being part of the MAHARISHI initiative.
  • Highlighted that India and Suriname can focus on the areas of training and study visits, technical assistance, and knowledge sharing in areas related to climate change, germplasm exchange and food processing.
  • Suriname is setting up an Ayurveda health centre and is looking forward to India’s cooperation in growing medicinal plants.
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