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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Cabinet approves MoU between India and BRICS countries to set up BRICS Agriculture Research Platform


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed among India and various BRICS countries for establishment of the BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP).

During the 7th BRICS Summit held in July 2015 at Ufa in Russia, PM Modi proposed to establish BRICS Agriculture Research Centre which will be a gift to the entire world. The Centre will promote sustainable agricultural development and poverty alleviation through strategic cooperation in agriculture to provide food security in the BRICS member countries.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The 8th BRICS Summit held on 16th October 2016 at Goa.
  • BRICS countries include- Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

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