Israel is bringing new agritech for farmers in Goa

A Centre of Excellence will be set up in the state with help from Israeli technology

Hanging-containers-strawberries-agriculture-Israel-shut Hanging containers with strawberries growing under special technology, Israel | Shutterstock

Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai Thursday said a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in agriculture will be set up soon in the state with help from Israeli technology.

He said the centre will promote organic farming with innovative technology sourced from the West Asian country.

Sardesai said this after meeting Deputy Chief of Mission of Israel Consulate in Mumbai Nimrod Kalmar at his personal residence at Fatorda in South Goa.

During the meeting, the two held discussion on a wide range of issues.

"A Centre of Excellence for promoting organic farming with innovative Israeli technology will be set up in Goa soon, Sardesai said.

The deputy chief minister said farmers would be introduced to the new technology, which they can replicate in their farms.

"Had wide ranging discussions when Deputy Chief of Mission of Israel in Mumbai Nimrod Kalmar called me called on me at Fatorda.

"Government of India already implemented centres of excellence for bringing innovation in agriculture to benefit farmers. Same will be done in Goa soon, Sardesai tweeted, after the meeting.

Kalmar tweeted had an interesting chat with Goa Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai on Goas rich past, impressive present and ambitious future.

"Sardesai shared that Goans have always been proud of their multi-cultural, dynamic and creative spirit. Goas growing progress should bring even more pride.

The deputy CM had recently visited Israel along with two other ministers  Vinod Palyekar and Jayesh Salgaonkar  and held discussion with officials on issues like agriculture, water resources and rural development.