NER’s first regional Centre for Agriculture with Israeli collaboration to be set up in Mizoram

  • A Centre for Agriculture, with collaboration of Israeli expertise, is going to be inaugurated in Mizoram on March 7 2018. 
  • This will be the first such centre in the North East region of India that is being established with Israeli collaboration.
  • Set up with a cost of Rs 8-10 crore, this centre is exclusively for processing of citrus fruits.
  • The project has been set up with the tripartite collaboration of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, Government of Israel and State Government of Mizoram.
  • It will benefit the farmers of the north eastern region in the long run and will also encourage the farmers from other regions.
  • It will serve as a model of learning for other countries in Indian sub-continent. 
  • Israel will provide expertise knowledge and professional support.
  • Though located in Mizoram, this centre will cater to the whole north east.
  • There are 22 such operational centres in India including in the states of Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab.
  • The first centre was established in 2008 in Haryana.
  • In the long run, Israel wants to establish one such centre in each state.

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