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Ghana seeks Punjab help to boost rice production

PTI  Chandigarh, July 30, 2014
First Published: 18:20 IST(30/7/2014) | Last Updated: 18:22 IST(30/7/2014)

Ghana on Wednesday sought Punjab'sexpertise to boost its rice production and improve its food grain quality.

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Energy and petroleum deputy minister of Ghana Benjamin Dagadu called on Punjab food and supplies minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon and sought the state's help to increase its rice production, a state government release said on Wednesday.

The visiting dignitary also sought Punjab's expertise related to better infrastructure and latest techniques in the field of food technology, and also the setting up of online post-procurement operations, the release said.

Kairon assured the visiting delegation of all possible help in order to enable Ghana to produce quality food grains especially rice, and promised to share expertise in better milling and preservation operations.

Informing that Ghana produces quality cocoa crop in abundance, Dagadu further requested Punjab to share its expertise in post procurement operations of cocoa.

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