Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Israeli's offer to Haryana in sustainable use of recycled water for agriculture

Chandigarh January 24
: Israel has offered support and cooperation to Haryana in the field of sustainable use of recycled water for agriculture and cyber security.
          The offer was made by Mr. Dan Alluf, Counselor, International Development Cooperation (MASHAV), Science and Agriculture, Embassy of Israel in a meeting with working group of officers of the State Government constituted under Indo-Israel projects held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Mr D.S Dhesi here today.
                     Mr. Dan Alluf apprised Mr Dhesi that Israel is already sharing its technology expertise with Haryana in the fields of vegetable, fruits, flowers and dairy and setting up centre of excellence. He said that Indo-Israel project was commenced in India with the setting up of Centre of Excellence in Vegetable in Gharaunda, Karnal. At present, Centre of Excellence are being set up in 16 states of the country, he added. 
           Mr Dhesi directed Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi and Member Secretary of Group of Officers  and Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram, Mr Vinay Pratap Singh to get comprehensive details of agreement made by the Central Government for improving cooperation between both the countries and  expedite the projects being implemented in Haryana. 
           It was informed in the meeting that during Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s visits to Israel in September 2017, a three-year comprehensive programme was prepared for furthering the Indo-Israel projects. Now, during the visit of Prime Minister, Israel Dr Benjamin Netanyahu to India recently, agreements worth Rs 14 million dollars of Indo-Israel were signed for increasing cooperation between both countries in the fields of Start up, Research and Development, crop residue management and water management. 
           Director General, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department Dr G.S Jakhar apprised that a Centre of Excellence for Dairy and Milk products is being set up with the cooperation of Israel at Government Livestock Farm in Hisar under the Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana. 
           Principal Secretary, Urban Local Bodies, Mr Anand Mohan Sharan informed that Faridabad, Karnal and Gurugram are included in the smart city projects. He said that cooperation would be sought from Israel in developing smart parks in these cities, construction of smart roads and in solid waste management projects. 
           Among those present in the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary, Home Mr S.S Prasad, Principal Secretary, Industrial Training and Skill Development Department, Mr T.C Gupta, Principal Secretary, Irrigation Mr Anurag Rastogi, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Mrs Jyoti Arora and Principal Secretary, Public Health and Engineering Mr Rajiv Arora.

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