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India's Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh in a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development of Israel, Mr. Uri Yehuda Ariel Hacohen, in New Delhi on January 11, 2017.(PIB Photo)

India, Israel Move Closer in Horticulture Sector

An Israeli delegation led by the Agriculture and Rural Development Minister of Israel, Mr. Uri Ariel met Indian Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday to discuss bilateral cooperation in agriculture.

Both sides expressed their commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations in the field of Agriculture which is manifested by the fact that the third phase of Action Plan for 2015-18 in the field of Horticulture has recently been finalized by the two countries.

Under this program, as many as 27 Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in the cultivation of various fruits and vegetables, in 21 states, are being set up, out of which 15 CoEs are completed.

Further, both sides vowed to embark upon newer areas of cooperation at the Government to Government and Business to Business levels between the two countries to strengthen the relationship.

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