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Gujarat in talks with Israel to set up agricultural educational institute

Aditi Nigam
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A file photo of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
A file photo of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

In a bid to “replicate the success’’ of Israel in the farm sector, the Gujarat Government plans to set up a farming educational institute in collaboration with Israel, offering post-graduation & Ph.D programmes with practical training and degree from Israeli universities.

This was indicated by Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a national convention on ‘The Next Frontier of Agri-Business & Technology’ and ‘Agri Asiatech 2012’ in Gandhinagar recently.

“Gujarat is in talks with Israel to set up an agricultural educational institute in collaboration with its universities to offer post-graduation and Ph.D programmes.... The negotiation is in the final stage,” Modi said.

Orna Sagi, , said: “Bilateral relations with India were at a new height…To share our experience and facilitate transfer of technology, we are going to set up three centres of excellence in the state of Gujarat, each dedicated to vegetables, mangoes and post-harvest practices for dates & bananas, respectively.”

The two-day event on September 3-4 was organised by Industrial Extension Bureau and Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd with Israel as a partner country. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is the national partner and PriceWaterhouseCoopers is the knowledge partner, a CII release said.

aditi.n@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on September 5, 2012)
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Comments:

WORK IS WORSHIP.
Mr.Modi is leading the way.
he is working to make Gujarat as a model prosperous -most developed -
industrious state of india.-a modern state
Mr. Modi should now invite European-german- swedish-scandinavian cos along
with switzerland.
US&Uk can help in mega projects to build mega cities- huge bridges- urban and
city planning.
but for industries Japan- Germany-Scandinavia are the best.
let every one of their cos set afoot in india in joint collaboration and start mfg in
india for the international markets -be a factory to the world.

from:  thomas
Posted on: Sep 6, 2012 at 07:01 IST
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