GUWAHATI: Assam government sought Israeli help in furthering state’s industrial growth.
On Monday, laid the foundation stone of the Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation at Khetri on the outskirts of the city, state chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the cooperation of the Israel Government in agriculture and allied, tourism and startup as well as other sectors of the economy would help Assam’s farmers and entrepreneurs in finding a reliable platform for brighter future at a much faster pace.
Israeli Ambassador to India Dr. Ron Malka was also present in the function.
Hoping that the Center of Excellence would provide a major boost to agricultural and horticultural production in Assam leading to greater economic rewards to state’s farmers, the CM said the center would be a value addition to the government’s efforts to double farmers’ income through an infusion of technology in agriculture, agribusiness and food processing.
The Rs 10.33 crore project is expected to bolster the agricultural activities in the state by providing exposure to the latest Israeli technologies to the state’s farmers and helping them maximize their production and income
Israel’s Ambassador Malka too underlined the close bond of friendship between India and Israel in recent years and said that India and Israel are a perfect match where both countries complement each other.
Before the event, an Israeli delegation led by Ambassador called on the Chief Minister at his residence and held a wide-ranging discussion on various issues beneficial for both Israel and Assam.