Centre for Agriculture in collaboration with Israel to come up in Mizoram
To be set up with a cost of Rs 8-10 crore, this centre will be exclusively for processing of citrus fruits
Israeli Ambassador said today that a Centre for Agriculture with Israeli expertise will be inaugurated in Mizoram on March 31 this year.
This will be the first such centre in the region that is being established with Israeli collaboration, Israeli Ambassador to India, Daniel Carmon, said.
To be set up with a cost of Rs 8-10 crore, this centre will be exclusively for processing of citrus fruits.
The project has been set up with the tripartite collaboration of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, Government of Israel and state government of Mizoram.
Israel will provide expertise knowledge and professional support. Though located in Mizoram, this centre will cater to the whole northeast.
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There are 22 such operational centres in India including in the states of Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab.
The first centre was established in 2008 in Haryana. The ambassador said that in the long run, Israel wants to establish one such centre in each state.
A delegation led by Carmon met Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh, in New Delhi today.
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Various issues of common interest including startups, food processing, innovation and technology were discussed during the meeting.
The Israeli ambassador informed that a Centre for Agriculture with a collaboration of Israeli expertise, is going to be inaugurated in Mizoram on March 31 this year, according to a DoNER statement.
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