Amb. Ushpiz meets Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Amb. Ushpiz meets Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot      

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    ​Ambassador Alon Ushpiz laid foundation stone for an Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Pomegranates in Bassi.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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    Ambassador Ushpiz meeting with the honourable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mr. Ashok Gehlot
     
     
    Foundation Stone laid for an Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Pomegranates In Bassi
    New Delhi, 7th March 2013: During a two day visit to Jaipur by Ambassador of Israel, Mr. Alon Ushpiz, a foundation stone for an Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Pomegranates was laid in Bassi, Rajasthan. Hundreds of farmers as well as senior officials of the Government of Rajasthan attended the ceremony, led by Rajasthan's Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Haraji Ram Burdak, and the Ambassador.
     
    Earlier today, Ambassador Ushpiz met with the honourable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mr. Ashok Gehlot, and discussed with him cooperation between Israel and Rajasthan, namely in the fields of agriculture and water.
     
    In agriculture, three Indo-Israel CoEs are in various stages of development in Rajasthan, for transfer and adaptation of Israeli technologies and know-how to farmers in the state. In addition to Bassi, a centre dedicated for citrus is in the works in Kota, and in Jaislamer, Israeli experts are working together with local counterparts on prototypes of palm trees, in an aim to develop a date growing industry in the state. In addition to these Government initiatives, a private sector venture of Israeli olive plantations has started to bear fruit in various sites across the state.
     
    As both Israel and Rajasthan have similar climate conditions and suffer from water scarcity, Israeli companies have been working in the state to utilize Israel's world renowned expertise in the field to tackle one of Rajasthan's major challenges. In his meetings in Jaipur, Israel's Ambassador discussed ways to further enhance tie-ups and collaboration in this field.
     
    During his visit to Jaipur, Ambassador Ushpiz also met Rajasthan's Governor, Ms. Margaret Alva, Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Haraji Ram Burdak, and Minister of Revenue and Water Resources, Mr. Hemaram Choudhary. Ambassador Ushpiz also hosted a cocktail together with FICCI for business leaders in the city. He also spoke at Step by Step high school and played a match with the school basketball team.
     
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