Northeast’s first Centre for Agriculture with Israeli collaboration to be inaugurated in Mizoram on March 07

Guwahati, February 23: Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon announced that a Centre for Agriculture, with collaboration of Israeli expertise, is going to be inaugurated in Mizoram on March 07 this year. The centre will be the first such centre in the Northeastern region of India, that is being established with Israeli collaboration, he added.

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To be set up with a cost of around Rs 8-10 crore, the centre is exclusively for processing of citrus fruits. The project has been launched with the tripartite collaboration of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, Government of Israel and State Government of Mizoram.

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Israel shall provide expertise knowledge and professional support for the centre. Though located in Mizoram, the centre will cater to the whole northeastern region. It must be noted that there are 22 such operational centres in India including in the states of Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab. The first such centre was established in 2008 in Haryana. Danie Carmon said that in the long run, Israel wants to establish one such centre in each state.

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