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Technological Intervention in Farms to Revolutionize Indian Agriculture

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu will inaugurate a Centre of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj and visit existing facilities for protected vegetable cultivation in Vadrad, Gujarat.

Provide a suitable platform for rapid transfer of technology to farmers, by both the countries, the Centres of Excellence (CoE), set up jointly in different states across India and the Bhuj centre is part of 28 such CoE.

While jointly addressing media here with Netanyahu, the Prime Minister Modi said, "We exchanged views on scaling up the Centers of Excellence that have been a main-stay of agricultural cooperation by bringing in advanced Israeli practices and technology."

Referring to cooperation in the field of agriculture, Netanyahu said he presented to Prime Minister Modi "an idea of revolutionizing Indian agriculture as we're revolutionizing Israeli agriculture".

He emphasised on the concept of precision agriculture which works on the model of precise input to individual plant for efficient use of resources including water.

While noting importance of technology-driven precision agriculture, the Israeli PM said, "Some plants need more water, some less. We can see it today with big data, with drones, with other instruments of technology to make farmers produce much more crops. More crops with less."


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