US has shown interest in collaborating with Haryana to boost its agricultural production.
Haryana Agricultural University Vice Chancellor KS Khokhar, in a meeting with the officials from the US Embassy, said, "Haryana accounts for only 1.4 per cent of the geographical area of the country, but contributes to the tune of 30 per cent in the central food reserves. However, its agriculture sector is being threatened by climate change and other factors."
He said as a consequence of the green revolution, the state is facing challenges like soil health and water table depletion.
Douglas Fowler, Economic Officer and his associate, Michelle Janzen, from the US Embassy, New Delhi, discussed with Khokhar issues regarding agricultural production and challenges being faced by the state’s farm sector.
Embassy officials briefed him about various agriculture research and practices being followed in the US and said that there is great scope for collaboration between them in this area.
Fowler said that another meeting would be scheduled shortly so that a detailed discussion can be held in this area.