Ludhiana: A 19-member delegation from Pakistan on Thursday attended the alumni meet organised by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in Ludhiana.

The dignitaries from Pakistan included Malik Ahmad A Aulakh, Minister of Agriculture, Punjab in Pakistan, Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice-Chancellor of University of Agriculture (UAF), Faisalabad, said a PAU release.

Speaking on this occasion, Aulakh said 70 percent of Pakistan's population is dependent on agriculture and 90 percent of its industry is agri-based.

Many vegetables like tomato, potato and onion are being exported by India to Pakistan, he stated adding that there is
a possibility of cooperation in agricultural development if the two nations join hands.

In view of the rising costs of farm inputs, the exchange of information and knowledge in terms of agriculture can be of
immense help to both the nations, he added.

Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor of PAU, said India and Pakistan share similar culture and have cordial relations with each other.

There is a lot to share in terms of agriculture, he said while suggesting the exchange of farm techniques and technologies between the two countries through the exchange of farm publications like Progressive Farming.


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