In­dian navy ves­sel bring­ing seeds for farm­ers

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SHA­HANI MALA

The In­dian Navy Ship, Su­mi­tra, will be ar­riv­ing in Fiji on Oc­to­ber 26. “The Navy Ship will be ar­riv­ing in Fiji and bring five tons of seeds to hand it over to the Fi­jian Govern­ment,” said In­dian High Com­mis­sioner to Fiji Vish­vas Sap­kal.

“Th­ese seeds will be dis­trib­uted by the Fi­jian Govern­ment to farm­ers whose farms were dev­as­tated dur­ing Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston.

“Th­ese seeds will boost Fiji’s econ­omy.” Mr Sap­kal said the seeds were de­vel­oped by the best in­sti­tu­tion in the agri­cul­tural sec­tor in In­dia, the Na­tional Seeds Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia Lim­ited and In­dian Coun­cil of Agri­cul­tural re­search team. “The ship will de­part for In­dia on Oc­to­ber 29,” he said. INS Su­mi­tra is the fourth and last Saryu class pa­trol ves­sel of the In­dian Navy, de­signed and con­structed by Goa Ship­yard Lim­ited. It is the pres­i­den­tial yacht of In­dia.

It is de­signed to un­der­take fleet sup­port op­er­a­tions, coastal and offshore pa­trolling, ocean surveil­lance and mon­i­tor­ing of sea lines of com­mu­ni­ca­tions and offshore as­sets and es­cort du­ties. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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