Jammu & Kashmir

Israel to set up two ‘Centres of Excellence’ in JK

Narendra Modi with former Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu. [File Photo]

Srinagar: Israel is all set to open two agriculture Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Jammu and Kashmir as part of the Indo-Israel Agriculture Project (IIAP).

The Agriculture Attache at the Embassy of Israel in India, Yair Eshel and Director of Agriculture Department in Jammu KK Sharma said that Israel will open two Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Jammu and Kashmir as part of IIAP, a report by India Today said.

The report said Eshel visited the agricultural farms lying near the India-Pakistan border in Jammu on Friday. Later, he also visited the Kashmir valley where he toured some agricultural farms.

The Israeli official was visiting the farms to shortlist the locations for the CoE. They will be opened both in the Jammu division and in the Kashmir valley.

“Jammu and Kashmir has a lot of potential. We are ready to share our advanced technology with the farmers of Jammu and Kashmir,” India Today quoted Yair Eshel as saying.

The report quoting the director of Jammu and Kashmir’s agricultural department, KK Sharma, said, “We are elated that Israel will set up two CoE here.”


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