मुख्यमंत्री के निर्देशों को लागू करने के लिए विकसित किया जा रहा है एकीकृत पेंशन पोर्टल
An MoU signed between the UP government and the Netherlands Agri Food Tech Center for exchange of ideas and sharing of information in the field of dairy and agriculture
Mandis, Cooperative Institutions, Environment and farmers will get a fresh impetus from development of infrastructure resources
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav’s trip to Netherlands will be beneficial for economic prosperity in the state. During the visit, the experience and information gathered would immensely benefit the Mandis, Cooperative Institutions, Environment and farmers will get a fresh impetus from development of infrastructure resources and get a new direction in their endeavours. Benefit of this will be directly accrued to the agri-economy in the state.
It may be recalled that Chief Minister had gone to Netherlands with a high level delegation a few days back with an aim of attracting investment and increasing trade ties from industrialists, trade groups, companies and other institutions. The Chief Minister, in specific, is trying hard to improve the economic condition of the state’s farmers by making the agriculture production Mandis technologically advanced. For this many decisions have already been initiated and in this direction Laura Holland’s work style and Alsameer flower auction centre’s technology could come in handy.
It is important to point out here that world’s largest flower auction centre Aalsmeer is managed by Laura Holland Industrial Cooperative Organisation. Here more than 12.5 billion flowers of over 20,000 varieties are sold every year. It can hence also be called a centre of international attraction because world’s five largest flower producer countries-Ethiopia, Israel, Belgium and Germany supply flowers here and world’s five largest flower importing countries-Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Russia have business activities here.
At the centre, special care and technique is used to deliver flowers after auction so that they remain fresh while on delivery. Netherlands is acclaimed the world over for its advance agro food technology. To benefit the farmers in the state of this advanced technique, the delegation held wide ranging deliberations with the office bearers of the Netherlands Agro Food and Technology center (NAFTC) and gathered valuable information. NAFTC is a public-private institute which has expertise in development of varied food groups.
During the Chief Minister’s visit, NAFTC and the state government signed an MoU to exchange information in agriculture and dairy. Mr. Yadav said that these exchanges would help farmers in Uttar Pradesh. He also invited the experts to help modernize the Parag Dairy. It may be pointed out here that an ASSOCHAM survey has placed UP as the top milking producing state in the country. But despite this income of milk producers in the state continues to be very low. By this effort of the Chief Minister the dairy sector would get a new fillip.
With the help of the Netherlands experts, through new techniques and food processing, income of farmers will be enhanced. Mr. Yadav also met the mayor of The Hague Mr. Jozias Van Artsen and sought his help in establishing cycling tracks in UP cities. The state government has already expressed its desire to develop cycling tracks in Noida, Greater Noida, Agra, Lucknow. The Chief Minister also met famous traffic engineer/Wim Van Der Wijk who made a presentation before the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister also invited the industrialists to invest in the state and assured them all possible help and facilities by his government. Representatives of many big companies like ING, Philips and KPMG also met the Chief Minister. During his stay, representatives of the company who made London eye HVB Holandia made a presentation before the Chief Minister. London Eye is the biggest cantilever wheel in the world and is extremely popular among tourists visiting Britain.
It is also important to point out that Netherlands has a vast experience in food processing and developing various varieties of flowers, their marketing and agri-logistics. During his visit the Chief Minister also met NRIs and visited the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He was accompanied by the minister of state for Vocational Education and Skill Development Mr. Abhishek Mishra, Chief Secretary Mr. Alok Ranjan, Principal Secretary Infrastructure and Industrial Development Mr. Sanjeev Saran and Indian Ambassador Mr. Rajesh Nandan Prasad.