Indian High Commissioner to Guyana Dr KJ SrinivasaIndian High Commissioner to Guyana Dr K.J. Srinivasa on Wednesday paid a courtesy call to Georgetown Mayor, Ubraj Narine.During that visit, several areas of interest were discussed. Among these was the granting of scholarships to Guyanese. In an invited comment by the Department of Public Information (DPI), Dr Srinivasa said the aim is to build the skills of young people in Guyana.He explained that as part of the International Cooperation Programme, there is ITEC, the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme; through which short course fully-funded scholarships are given to young students and graduates in various fields. “I was just discussing with the mayor that we are ready to extend that cooperation and we are trying to increase the slots for Guyana,” the Indian High Commissioner stated.Scholarships will also be given for cultural aspects where interested persons will go to India to learn about their heritage and culture. Dr Srinivasa also indicated that the Commission will help the city of Georgetown beautify the area around the Mahatma Gandhi statue since this year will be the 150th year of his birth. Garbage disposal is another area of interest that will see support offered to the city, with plans to adopt a similar system to one of the cities in India.Additionally, the Indian High Commissioner said he intends to strengthen the bilateral ties between India and Guyana and to work with the CaricomSecretariat to strengthen the relationship with the Caribbean community and India. Also present was during the courtesy call was Deputy-Mayor Alfred Mentore.
Joe McHugh TD has confirmed the Government’s decision to extend the Fodder Importation Transport Scheme for an additional two weeks, and to double the Imported Transport Subsidy to €2 million.Speaking yesterday in Letterkenny, Deputy McHugh said it is a difficult time for farmers.But the Fine Gael TD said Minister Simon Coveney is very aware of these difficulties. “This is a difficult time for farmers in Donegal and throughout the country. Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine Simon Coveney TD and the Government are acutely conscious of the challenges that farmers face in sourcing and providing fodder to stock, and of the difficulties with growth and ground conditions. This is a matter of ongoing discussion within the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party.“Today Minister Coveney has extended the Fodder Importation Transport Scheme for an additional two weeks, and he has doubled the Imported Transport Subsidy to two million euro.” RELIEF FOR DONEGAL FARMERS AS FODDER SCHEME EXTENDED FOR TWO WEEKS was last modified: May 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fodderJoe McHugh