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Press Release:India provides assistance of agricultural machinery and equipment worth $10 million to Myanmar(March 9, 2012)

Embassy of India
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India provides assistance of agricultural machinery and equipment worth $10 million to Myanmar

Government of India had announced an assistance of US $10 million for supply of agricultural machinery and implements to Myanmar.

Following up on this announcement, 224 state-of-the-art tractors, 26 harvesters, 156 power tillers and related agricultural implements have been handed over to the Government of Myanmar. Totally, 300 tractors, 150 combine harvesters, 288 power tillers and 775 implements have been gifted to Myanmar. These are being distributed to farmers in various regions and states as per the priorities of the Myanmar Government.


In a ceremony held in Yangon today, H.E. Mr Ranjan Mathai, Foreign Secretary of India, handed over the machinery to the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. H.E. U Soe Thane, Minister of Industry of Myanmar, H.E. U Myo Aung, Deputy Minister for Industry, and Ministry officials were present on the occasion. H.E. Dr V.S. Seshadri, Ambassador of India to Myanmar and senior officials from the Ministry of External Affairs of India were also present.

Agriculture is a priority area of Government of India’s assistance programme in Myanmar. Apart from the supply of this machinery and implements, support is being extended by way of education and training in the agricultural as well as livestock and fisheries sector. Setting up of 10 disaster proof rice silos in the cyclone prone delta region was also undertaken under Indian assistance of US$ 2 million in 2011.

March 9, 2012

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