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Jharkhand farmers visit to Israel to learn modern agri techniques
Ranchi: Chief minister Raghubar Das on Sunday sent a delegation of 26 farmers from 24 districts of Jharkhand on a four-day exposure visit to Israel to learn modern agriculture techniques. This is for first time in Jharkhand that any state government has sent a farmers' delegation on an exposure trip overseas.
The farmers were accompanied by agriculture director Ramesh Gorakh Gholap, joint director Subhash Singh, horticulture director Vijay Kumar, DCs of Hazaribagh and Garhwa Ravi Shankar Shukla and Neha Arora.
The government arranged this tour to Israel via Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs 50 lakh.
"We want five farmers from each district to go to Israel in a phased manner to learn new technologies in agriculture. The BJP government is committed to double the income of farmers of Jharkhand in five years, which is also my top priority," the chief minister said.
He added that Jharkhand and Israel had one thing in common. "Like Israel, our state also faces water crisis. But Israel overcame the problem by introducing drip irrigation. There are so many things to learn in Israel. On their return, these trained farmers will impart training to farmers of their locality," chief minister said, adding that Jharkhand farmers would interact with Israel farmers who form companies on their own and market agri products and get inspired.