CM invites Israel to become country partner in Vibrant Gujarat Agro Tech Global Fair in 2014

Gujarat government proposed Israel Ambassador to India Alon Ushpiz to join as partner country for Gujarat’s bi-annual Vibrant Agro Tech Fair – 2014. While Israeli Ambassador suggested creating corpus fund for industrial development and R&D with Gujarat.

On Wednesday, Israeli Ambassador paid an courtesy visit to the Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi along with his colleagues expressing their eagerness in expanding Israel’s partnership with Gujarat in various new areas of development and strengthening its friendly relationship with the State.

Mr. Alon Ushpiz also suggested building a corpus fund for expanding partnership between both the places in the fields of industrial development and Research and Development. The Ambassador responded positively to the Chief Minister’s invitation and in return he invited Gujarat in the water conference in Israel which is scheduled in the next October.

He discussed the possibility of partnership between Israel government and the Israeli companies with Gujarat in the sectors like agriculture, water management, industrial co-operation, power and human resource development. Israel Consul General Mrs.Orna Sagiv also remained present in the meet.

Currently, Gujarat already has an Israeli company Netafim Irrigation India Pvt Ltd based in Vadodara, engaged in smart drip and micro-irrigation solutions amongst other agro-technologies. Recently, another Israeli company- Teva Pharmaceuticals forayed into Gujarat.

Referring to the Israel’s success in agriculture with minimum usage of water the Chief Minister expressed desire to arrange a tour of Gujarat MLAs to visit Israel for studying its agro technology and water management programmes.

The Chief Minister invited the partnership of Israel government and Israeli companies in the state government’s plan to develop economic models of water management and water recycling in around 50 cities of Gujarat. He also talked about the possibilities of partnership in the development of defense manufacturing sector.