Netherlands-UP sign agreement for setting up skill development centre for farmers

Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) The Netherlands and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday signed an MoU to set up a skill development centre to help farmers.

The agreement, signed by Dutch Ambassador Alphonsus Stoelinga and UP Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal in presence of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, would ensure that farmers would get information of not only food processing but also of how modern techniques can be also used for better produce of sugarcane, potato, dairy development and flowers.

Other than this, the Dutch government would also help in cleaning the Yamuna in Agra and in sewage treatment, said officials.

According to the MoU, Netherlands would assist Uttar Pradesh in solid waste management, urban development and infrastructure, water management, water supply, cleanliness of water resources, sewage treatment, transport management and revival of water bodies.

Other than this, it would also help in land reclamation of 1,500 acres in the Ganga basin in Kanpur and development of cultural heritage.

The chief minister said that by works undertaken under the MoU, income of farmers would increase and that agriculture production would increase, dairy industry would be modernised and modern technology would be introduced in the food-processing industry.



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