Maharashtra : Cooperation with Israel for higher technology projects in agriculture and water management

Mumbai, 25.Feb.20: “Cooperation with Israel could be enhanced for high technology projects in various sectors like agriculture, water management and irrigation in Maharashtra” said Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray.

He was speaking in a meeting with a delegation of Israel held at Sahyadri guest house. Indian Ambassador of Israel Dr. Ron Malka and Minister of State for Tourism and Environment, Aditya Thackeray were prominently present on the occasion.

Dr. Ron stated that Israel has strong bond with India. This country is implementing cooperation projects of advanced technology in various fields. Work in this regard is underway in Nagpur and Dapoli through the Center of Excellence in the field of agricultural technology in Maharashtra. Israel has a role to play in co-operation with other sectors also. There are opportunities in such important areas as agriculture, water management, energy, especially in Maharashtra.

The Center of Excellence can be expanded in pomegranate and fruits production area along with agriculture field. Discussion on micro-irrigation technology including removal of harmful elements in ground water, making it potable, irrigation processing in urban areas, water reuse technology for the industry, took place in the meeting.

Additional Chief Secretary of the Home Department Sanjay Kumar, Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Pravin Pardeshi, Principal Secretary of Protocol Department, Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Ashish Kumar Singh, Vikas Kharge, Secretary of Urban Development Department Mahesh Pathak, Secretary of Agriculture Department Eknath Dawale were present on this occasion.