The state govt will sign an MoU with Netherlands, which is aimed at introducing the latest farming technology in

Mumbai : The state government will sign an MOU with Netherlands seeking that country’s help in the development of the farming sector and in introducing the latest technology to the farmers of Maharashtra, agriculture minister Eknath Khadse told reporters here on Friday.

“The MOU would be signed on Saturday (June 6) and will include the popularisation of technology amongst the farmers of Maharashtra, making available post-harvesting technology, knowhow on tackling natural calamities, development of green houses etc,” Khadse said.

The MOU between the agriculture, animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries department of Maharashtra and the agriculture and commerce ministries of Netharlands would be signed at a joint meeting of Khadse with Dutch ministers Lilianne Ploumen and Sharon Dijksma.

The agreement aims at providing latest agricultural technology to Maharashtra, along with high-quality seeds and newer harvesting techniques. The MOU is also aimed at developing five agro-based quality enhancement centres in the drought-affected areas of the state.