India yet to start campaigning for UN agro bodys post

January 4th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 4 (ANI): The campaign for India’’s nominee for the presidency of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has so far been an extremely low-key affair.
Phrang Roy, an IAS officer who has won several awards for rural planning, has been declared Indias official nominee to contest for the post of the president in the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), which is based in Rome.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), which issued a letter on December 17, 2008, endorsing Roy’’s name as India’’s official nominee, but is yet to begin any formal campaign.
According to sources, the MEA is waiting for an endorsement from India’’s finance ministry.
“We have learnt that the finance ministry has not formally endorsed Roy’’s candidature, and that’’s why the MEA has not begun campaigning for him as yet. The finance ministry has written a formal letter to the MEA stating the current position,” sources said. (ANI)

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