India and Russia celebrated 70 years of bilateral relations in the field of agriculture at Suratgarh

  • India and Russia on 14 February 2018 celebrated 70 years of bilateral relations in the field of agriculture at Suratgarh in Rajasthan.
  • Both Indian and Russian delegations visited the Central State Farm (CSF) to commemorate the 70 years of agriculture relationship between the two countries.
  • The CSF was set up in Suratgarh in 1956 with the assistance from erstwhile USSR.
  • Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajender Singh Shekhawat and his Russian counterpart Sergey Beletskiy inaugurated Russian Machinery Museum and visited a Cattle Breeding Centre. 
  • Russian scientists helped in laying the foundation of agriculture in the deserts of Thar, which brought about a change in the agriculture farming in nearby areas including fringe area of Punjab.

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