India, Israel Inaugurate 2nd Centre of Excelence in Gujarat
Talala (Gujarat): In what can be termed as the growing cooperation between India and Israel in agriculture, the second of three Centers of Excellence (CoE) of the Indo-Israeli Agricultural Project (IIAP) in Gujarat has been inaugurated.
The center for mangoes in Talala in Gujarat is the 13th CoE to be inaugurated of the 26 centers through which IIAP operates.
In Gujarat, the center in Talala is joining the fully operational center for vegetables in Vadrad and the center for date palms in Bhuj, expected to be operational in 2018.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State of Agriculture, Farmer’s Welfare & Panchayati Raj, Govind Bhai Parmar, MLA of Gujarat State Legislature, Daniel Carmon, the Ambassador of Israel to India, and David Akov, the Consul General of Israel in Mumbai.
Speaking on the occasion Daniel Carmon said: “The collaboration we are gathered here today to inaugurate and celebrate has sprouted from the seed of friendship and partnership between India and Israel. It is a partnership whose fruits can be felt, seen and tasted.
The future of our relations is here, jointly building on each other’s experiences and knowledge to build a better future for Israel, India and the world.”