Search
+

    Centre to protect milk sector interests under RCEP: Amul MD

    Synopsis

    As per Amul Managing Director RS Sodhi, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has assured that no decision will be taken by the Centre that will adversely affect the milk-producers in the country. The decision was conveyed to hundreds of milk producers who assembled in Anand on Thursday to mark the 74th Foundation Day of Amul.

    Agencies
    The RCEP, comprising 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc and six other countries -- India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, is engaged in negotiations for a free trade pact.
    Vadodara: Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has assured that the Centre will not take any decision under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which would adversely affect milk-producers in the country, Amul Managing Director RS Sodhi said on Friday.

    Sodhi told he had a discussion with Goyal on RCEP on Wednesday.

    "Goyal has assured that no decision will be taken by the Centre that will adversely affect the milk-producers in the country. The decision was conveyed to hundreds of milk producers who assembled in Anand on Thursday to mark the 74th Foundation Day of Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited (better known as AMUL)," he said.

    He said farmers were keen to understand implications of RECP on the milk sector in the country.

    The meeting on Thursday was also addressed by Amul vice chairman Rajendrasinh Parmar.

    The RCEP, comprising 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc and six other countries -- India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, is engaged in negotiations for a free trade pact.

    The objective of launching RCEP negotiations is to achieve a modern, comprehensive, high-quality, and mutually beneficial economic partnership agreement.

    Read More News on

    (Catch all the Business News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on The Economic Times.)

    Also Read

    2 Comments on this Story

    Rakesh Agarwal334 days ago
    even though govt will protect milk producers interest. this milk producers should work on to increase productivity and arrest further price increase for consumer.
    realdeshbhakt 334 days ago
    sell nation to foreigners and call it deshbhakti.BJP is most corrupt govt in history of india.They looted lakhs of crores in notebandi and raids by IT-ED-CBI
    The Economic Times