Indo-Israel ties ‘bear fruit’ in Rajasthan

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  1. Yusuf

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    BASSI: During his two-day visit to Jaipur, ambassador of Israel, Alon Ushpiz, laid the foundation stone for an Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence (CoE) for pomegranate in Bassi. Earlier in the day, Ushpiz met chief minister Ashok Gehlot and discussed with him ways to enhance cooperation between Israel and Rajasthan, in the fields of agriculture and water.

    "In Israel 75% of the water used in agriculture is treated sewage re-cycled. Israel and Rajasthan face similar crisis and I discussed Israeli technology with the CM to counter water shortage. We believe in a holistic water management approach utilizing technology," said the ambassador.

    In agriculture, three Indo-Israel CoEs are at various stages of development in Rajasthan, for transfer and adaptation of Israeli technologies and know-how to farmers in the state. "The idea behind this is to use applied research to solve farmer's problems, introduce new technology that is cost effective, believe in the uniqueness of a place and design to increase productivity," said Ushpiz.

    "The experiment here is just in the initial stages and would take some time to bear fruit. In Haryana near Karnal, it has been some time and the center has been able to transform farming in the area with the use of protected cultivation technology. Hundreds of farmers have benefited from the Israeli technology," said Uri Rubinstein counsellor International Cooperation, (Mashav) Science and Technology. "The climate of Rajasthan is very conducive to pomegranate cultivation. Maharashtra was a disaster as the plant needs heat and sun. We will start with a good nursery and provide healthy saplings to the farmers," said Rubinsten.

    In addition to Bassi, a centre dedicated for citrus is in the works in Kota, and in Jaislamer Israeli experts are working together with local counterparts on prototypes of palm trees, with an aim to develop a date growing industry in the state. In addition to these government initiatives, a private sector venture of Israeli olive plantations has started to bear fruit in various sites across the state.

    In the next two years 27 to 28 Centres of Excellence have been planned in India. Among them three will be in Rajasthan." The technologies to be transferred include irrigation, soil solarisation for disease control in plants, poly-house farming, fertilizers', hybrid plants and seeds. The centres would be for citrus fruits in Kota, pomegranate in Bassi and dry dates in Jaisalmer.

    During his visit to Jaipur, Ushpiz also met governor Margaret Alva, minister of agriculture Harji Ram Burdak, and minister of revenue and water resources Hemaram Choudhary.

    Indo-Israel ties ‘bear fruit’ in Rajasthan - TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site
     
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    Israelis innovation is commendable for their water management & utilization whereas we at India have pathetic way of wasting the water.

    We got to learn a lot from them & stop wasting it else situation shall be very horrible in the times to come. Wake UP! India.
     
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    Israelis are pioneer in agriculture irrigation innovation. its good for India we not only restricted Israeli assistance by defense..
     
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    Such a Big nation seeks help from such a Small nation. :tsk:

    Anyway good for Indo-Israel cooperation outside Defense. :india: :israel:
     
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    Not a Problem,Be A Student
     
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    India has a wide ranging relations with Israel. We have good cooperation in agriculture sector which includes irrigation, solar power is another.

    A nation is not big or small only by its size. Japan is an example.
     
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    Some of the small countries like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Belgium, Swiss, Israel etc are doing much better than countries 10 times their size. What is important is the resourcefulness, determination and technology to achieve it not just big area or big population.
     
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    they also give agriculture classes on drip irrigation,organic farming at punjab agriculture university Ludhiana
     
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    That and I personally know an Israeli agriculture scientist who has set up a 'farm' on the Kharar-Kurali road near Chandigarh. He is very protective of his technology though. Didn't allow me even a look inside the huge green houses he has erected.
     
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    Chinese also have sounds of knowledge on these areas. please let us join.
     
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    I think we will just stick with the Israelis. Thanks for the offer though.
     
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    sssshhhhhhhhhhh donot shout loudly or congress would loose votes

    On topic , isreal has loot to offer , only if indians are eager to learn and apply
     

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