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CM talks business in Israel

india Updated: Jan 31, 2007 03:12 IST
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CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday discussed areas for mutual cooperation with the representatives of Israeli trade and industry at Tel Aviv in Israel.

The areas for cooperation discussed included agricultural technology, increasing agricultural productivity by drip and micro sprinklers, recycling of wastewater, water treatment, tourism, dairy and dairy products and real estate.

The Union Agriculture Ministry of India and Israel already have an agreement signed in 2005 for exchange of farmers’ delegations and university teachers for technology transfer.

The Israeli companies which made the presentations in today’s seminar included Perte Company, Dagan, Alfa Everest, Plastro and Lachish industries Limited.

Briefing the trade and industry representatives of Israel, the CM gave description of present status of industry and agriculture and the natural resources available in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh could benefit from Israeli progress in agriculture as well as in other sectors, he said.

Earlier Indian Ambassador Arun Kumar Singh welcomed the Chief Minister on his arrival there yesterday and hosted a dinner in his honour.

Addressing a bi-lateral seminar attended by representatives of Israeli trade and industry, FICCI, and member of the India embassy, Chouhan said besides being 5000-year-old civilization, India and Israel both had many historical similarities.

He said both countries attained independence after British rule at about the same time and both countries were fighting terrorism at present. The fighting spirit of the Israel was seen with great respect in India, he said.

Chouhan said Israel had made tremendous progress in agriculture despite adverse climatic conditions and Madhya Pradesh could derive benefit from it in this sector.

The meeting was organised to determine areas of possible cooperation and decide the road map in that direction. The Agriculture Minister Chaudhary Chandrabhan Singh and the India Ambassador Arun Kumar Singh were also present.

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