Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel Dana Krush today announced the visit of the Agriculture Minister of Israel to India in April 2016 to cement the bilateral ties between India and Israel for its third phase cooperation.
Addressing an Interactive Session of Indian Agri and Horticulture sector with visiting Israel business delegation here today under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry,. Krush pointed out that the first phase of Indo-Israel business cooperation came into being in 2005 which is subsequently being strengthened with such visits.
“Recently the visit of President of Indian Republic and its External Affairs Minister to Israel has led to further intensifying the two country’s business and economic ties in multiple sector including defence and agri including the horticulture sector.”
“Israel has limited landscape where as India has large acreages of land pieces that can be suitably nurtured to further enhanced its agri and horti produced with superior technologies from Israel and her advanced sowing methodologies”, she added.
In view of this background the visit of Israeli Agriculture Minister in April gains high significance.
Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director, National Horticulture Board(NHB) AK Singh also emphasized the need for further strengthening the cooperation in the agri and horti culture sector between India and Israel on an equitable proportion as the latter can help India improve its seed variety for higher production. According to him, the NHB has been laying additional focus on creating multi commodities storage facilities in India to ensure that its production is sufficiently kept safe and stopped for being wastage.
In Jammu & Kashmir, the NHB has created lot of cold storage facilities including CA (Central Atmospheric) chains as a result the apple of the region is not sold off under price as with these facilities in place, the apple growing community has been selling its produce at its will in all seasons, he said.
Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General, PHD Chamber also emphasized the need to diversifying India’s cooperation with Israel in other sectors also and offered the services of PHD Chamber in finding suitable business partners of both India and Israel in conducting their business in the most profitable manner.