Government plans to import 10,000 cows from India

Government plans to import 10,000 cows from India

The government plans to import some 10,000 cows from India to meet the rising demand of milk. The issue will be raised in the bilateral talks between the two South Asian neighbours' commerce secretaries level Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) meeting scheduled for December 21-22. Indian commerce secretary S K Rao will be leading the Indian delegation, whereas commerce secretary Madhav Prasad Regmi will lead Nepali team for the bilateral talks that has is going to take place after a gap of three years. Currently, the country is facing a shortage of around half-a-million litres of milk per day, and importing the improved breeds of cow from India will help meet the demand. The Commerce and Supplies Ministry is giving final shape to its agendas that the country is planning to table in the meeting with the largest trade partner. The meeting will discuss on a gamut of issues relating to facilitating bilateral trade, reducing customs duty and removing non-tariff barriers, apart from the use of Visakhapatnam Port as an alternate for imports and simplifying the customs procedures with additional facilities to import through Kolkata Port. The meeting will also discuss on how to improvise Railway Service Agreement.
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