Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shobha Karandlaje inaugurated the Vanijya Utsav organised by the Central Commerce Department to mark the 75th year anniversary celebrations, the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that Karnataka has six Centres of Excellence under Indo-Israel-Netherlands programme to boost quality and quantity production of Mango, Pomegranate, flowers, oil palm among others.
This initiative, she added, will make India shine on the global front as a leading producer and innovator of high quality agricultural products.
Assuring all Central assistance, the minister asked the state to work on policy initiatives to boost exports of agri produce, especially millets.
She also emphasised on the need to implement Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Vocal for Local, Make in India, One district one product and Prime Minister Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises.
The Additional Chief Secretary incharge for Commerce and Industry in the state, Ramana Reddy said that over 400 Fortune 500 companies and major R&D centres are functioning in the state and Bengaluru has become the fourth largest technology cluster in the world.