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CM's visit to Israel to boost agri cooperation

chandigarh Updated: Apr 11, 2011 01:21 IST
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A high-level delegation led by Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda reached Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sunday to hold talks for promotion of agricultural cooperation.

The delegation was received by Indian Ambassador in Israel Navtej Sarna.

The team will hold a meeting with Orit Noked, minister of agriculture and rural development of Israel, and senior staff on Monday.

During their six-day visit, the delegation would also meet other officials and discuss the prospects of seeking their help in technological upgradation as a part of an Indo-Israel work plan.

According to a statement, other issues such as visit of Israeli experts for technological upgradation on various crops, manufacturing unit for plastic films or material used in poly houses and net houses, mechanisation for post harvest management and processing will also be discussed.

Collaboration on establishing organic and bee centres, intervention in the fields of dairying and fisheries, on technology for use of brackish underground water for agricultural and horticultural crops and technology for treatment of city waste water to be used for horticultural crops on the pattern of Israel, will also be taken up, it said.

The state delegation includes Haryana assembly speaker Kuldeep Sharma, chief parliamentary secretary Dharambir Singh, Rohtak MLA BB Batra, principal secretary to chief Minister Chhatar Singh, financial commissioner and principal secretary, finance, Ajit M Sharan, Hisar Agricultural University vice-chancellor Dr KS Khokhar, principal officer on special duty MS Chopra, director general, horticulture, Dr Satyavir Singh and joint director, horticulture, Dr Arjun Singh Saini.