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India to host world farm congress next year

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on October 13, 2012 Published on October 13, 2012

After the prestigious 19-day Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), India is set to host the World Agriculture Congress next year. The theme will be ‘reshaping agriculture for a sustainable future’. It will become the first Asian nation to host the biennial Congress.

A Group of Ministers from the State, formed to oversee the event, met on Saturday to discuss a plan of action for its smooth conduct , slated for November 2013.

They were briefed about the upcoming event and its objectives by V. Nagi Reddy, Principal Secretary (Agriculture) and Aldas Janaiah, who is a member of the Agricultural Forum and a senior scientist with Acharya N. G. Ranga Agriculture University .

The Group of Ministers has decided to convene a meeting of all State Agriculture Ministers in the country on October 24 to discuss the event to mark the visit of James B. Bolger, Honorary Chairman of the World Agriculture Forum, to Hyderabad. The ministers have asked the officials to prepare an agenda for the meeting.

Agriculture Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana and Information Technology Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah participated in the meeting.

> kurmanath.kanchi@thehindu.co.in

Published on October 13, 2012
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