Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Tuesday invited Israeli companies to invest and collaborate in the fields of waste water treatment, micro irrigation, precision farming and crop innovation to help increase income of farmers in the state, an official release said.
In his address at the global agricultural technology exhibition Agritech Israel 2018 in Tel Aviv, Khattar sought collaborations in the fields of waste water treatment, micro irrigation, precision farming, crop innovation, and sprinkler system to assist and enable the farmers of his state to produce more and increase their income. The Chief Minister invited potential partners, companies, and research institutions from Israel to come forward and be a part of the growth story of Haryana, a Haryana government release said here.
Agritech Israel 2018, being held from May 8-10, is one of the worlds most important exhibitions in the field of agricultural technologies. Stressing the need for family and integrated farming, he said integrated farming also reflected the social character of the joint family system in India. The Chief Minister said ways should also be explored for the development of arid and semi-arid regions where industrialisation can play an important role.
He disclosed that the state government was coming up with an industrial township of global standards in Sohna, which would serve as a catalytic agent for the development of the region. Projecting Haryana as a leading state both in industry and agriculture, Khattar said the state had emerged as a preferred investment destination among foreign investors. He invited Israeli companies to come and invest in the shared future of Haryana and Israel.
Earlier, Khattar, who is leading a high-level delegation to Israel, today visited fields near Tel Aviv and interacted with farmers to have first-hand account of the latest Israeli technology and expertise. The Chief Minister interacted with local farmers to know how they adopted the new techniques and what impact these had on both production and productivity. Khattar also interacted with captains of micro irrigation industries to know how best these practices there can be adopted in Haryana.
The high level delegation led by the Chief Minister includes Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Kumar. Khattar is leading a high level delegation to Israel to study their best practices in the fields of agriculture so that the same could be replicated in the state for the benefit of the farming community. The Chief Minister began his ten-day two-nation tour on Sunday. Khattar will also be visiting the UK to attract investment for the ongoing major industrial projects in the state.