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Assam CM, Israeli envoy lay foundation for joint agriculture project worth over Rs 10 cr

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal and Ambassador of Israel to India, Ron Malka on Monday laid the foundation stone of the Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation at Khetri in Kamrup (Metro) district.
The centre will be built under the Indo-Israel Agricultural Project at a cost of Rs 10.33 crores, which will have facilities like a hi-tech greenhouse, automated irrigation system, and insect-proof net house.


“CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal and Ambassador of Israel to India, HE @DrRonMalka ceremonially laid foundation stone of the Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation under the Indo-Israel Agricultural Project at Khetri in Kamrup (M) district,” Assam Chief Minister’s office wrote on Twitter.

“The centre, to be built at an area of 8 hectares and at a cost of Rs 10.33 crores, will have facilities like hi-tech greenhouse, automated irrigation system, insect-proof net house, sale counter, weather station, etc,” CMO added.
It also said that farmers will be provided training at the centre round the year.

 

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