The government seeks the help of the BRICS nations as there is a shortage of pulses which keeps on recurring in India. The member nations can cultivate the pulse crops and hence these crops would help in better soil fertility and reducing malnutrition.
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that to meet our production shortfall in crops like pulses and oilseeds, India would like to seek cooperation from member countries which will help us. At the 6th meet of BRICS Agriculture Ministers, he told this addressing a gathering.
At Nairobi in WTO’s ministerial meeting, it was decided to remove agri export subsidies and the Agricultural Minister also supported it.
Upon in a joint declaration India’s situation was agreed at the end of the meeting. As a means of promoting global trade, we acknowledge the importance of the multilateral trade system. At Nairobi in December 2015, we welcome the outcomes of the WTO 10th ministerial conference in this context, especially as regards the elimination of agricultural export subsidies- said by the declaration.
The BRICS coalition said it took on “the importance of the conclusion of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) ratification process for perishable food trade.”
To decide for a schedule to scrap export subsidies, the WTO members had concluded At Nairobi meeting. The members had decided on TFA for removing of trade obstacles, In December 2013 at Bali meeting. By this move, for other BRICS countries, Business opportunities would be increased.
To meet India’s demand, he said- renting excess land and stepped up production, Innovative models such as farming on the deal basis and traditional trade would help. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said, by resolving market access issues through suitable institutional mechanisms, We should work together to enhance trade among our countries as there is Talking about the huge capacity of collaboration BRICS has in agriculture trade.
Both by public and private players, in agriculture India, was looking to motivate larger investment- he added. India delivers a huge break between the uptake and availability of pulses and edible oils. To fill the need, Heavy imports are done. As the crop is less, so due to the bad monsoon in last 2 years has increased this gap. Due to deficiency of supply, the retail prices are increasing and thus the government is straining to increase local supply.