LEGISLATORS REVIEW AGRICULTURE MINISTRY’S OPERATIONS AND POLICIES
Members of the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Food, Agriculture and Environment visited the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry on January 8 to oversee its operation and action plan for 2018.
Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry B.Batzorig introduced the standing committee members to the ministry’s plans for this year.
The minister pointed out that eight bills on agriculture, light industry and food, harvest insurance, small and medium-sized enterprise promotion, and agricultural trade will be proposed to Parliament and 11 programs related food, agriculture, and small and medium-sized enterprise have been planned in 2018.
He added that the ministry is working to carry out several programs to reduce imports and increase export, enhance the capacity of domestic cashmere factories and improve the quality of livestock health this year.
L.Eldev-Ochir, the head of the standing committee, said, “As laws on the genetic resources of cattle and livestock health adopted by Parliament last year will enter into force on June 1, the standing committee and ministry will work together to improve the implementations of those laws.”
He added that the standing committee will focus on improving the legislative process for new bills as numerous changes were made in last year’s agricultural bills during the parliamentary reviews.
Lawmakers at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry on January 8