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Israel opens citrus fruit centre in Punjab

chandigarh Updated: Nov 20, 2014 20:37 IST
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A centre of excellence for citrus fruits set up in Punjab in collaboration with Israel was inaugurated on Thursday.

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Israel's Ambassador Daniel Carmon inaugurated the centre in Hoshiarpur district.

This is the second India-Israel centre of excellence to be established in Punjab. A centre of excellence for vegetables was inaugurated at Kartarpur near Jalandhar earlier this year.

"The centre will serve as a focal point for India-Israeli agriculture R&D, and will showcase some of the most advanced Israeli nursery and fruit cultivating technologies, adapted for Indian conditions by local experts," a spokesman of the Israel embassy said.

Under the three-year work plan for India-Israel cooperation in agriculture, 28 centres of excellence are being set up in ten states across India.