Karnataka ministers in Israel to prepare ground for partnerships in agriculture

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on September 07, 2018

Karnataka government has begun the ground work to introduce and adopt latest Israeli model of agriculture practices in water conservation and post-harvest technology.

As a step towards achieving it, a Karnataka delegation led by Agriculture Minister, N H Shivashankar Reddy, Horticulture Minister, M C Managuli, and Secretary of Karnataka agriculture department Maheshwar Rao, are visiting Israel at the moment.

“The visit is a follow-up to the state Budget announced by Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumarswamy to implement technologies in agriculture, horticulture, including drip irrigation. We highly appreciate Karnataka’s initiative to allocate Rs 300 crore to adopt Israeli agriculture technology in Karnataka,” said Dana Kursh, Consul General of Israel to South India.

She further said “These developments are a new beginning for us. This comes at a time when Israel is celebrating Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year).”

Wishing people of both the countries Happy New Year, she said “Honey (which symbols sweetness) and Pomegranate (like the many seeds to a year filled with many good deeds) both from the mother land through agriculture. May both nations keep on growing this partnership.”

At a ceremony held at consulate office in Bengaluru, Rabbi Tzvi Rivkin blew the Shofar (a horn carved out of ram’s horn) to herald the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.

“This is asking god to hear the people’s voices and fulfil their wishes,” said the Rabbi.

“Eating these fruits from our land is also an opportunity to celebrate Israel-India agriculture partnership,” she explained Kursh.

Published on September 07, 2018

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