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ASEAN, India face similar challenges such as climate change, shrinking land base: Radha Mohan

UNI India-English 2018-01-12 19:17:09

New Delhi, Jan 12 (UNI) ASEAN and India face similar challenges such as climate change, shrinking land base, dwindling water resources, shortage of farm labour, and increasing costs and uncertainties associated with volatility in national and international markets, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Friday.

'We look forward to a closer cross-sectoral collaboration with ASEAN bodies on rural development and poverty eradication, agriculture, social welfare and development and health, among others, to ensure sustainable and inclusive development in the region,' Mr Singh said while addressing at the 4th ASEAN-India Agriculture Ministers Meeting held here.

India is committed to work with ASEAN countries to develop rural areas and eradicate poverty in line with the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Union Agriculture Minister said.