Indian navy vessel bringing seeds for farmers
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