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Israeli technology to boost agricultural production in Tripura
07/03/2016
Five green houses would be set up in the place where different vegetables would be produced using latest technology and setting up the green houses is expected to be done by next October

AGARTALA: Agriculture still forms the backbone of Indian agriculture, during the ‘Green Revolution’, India achieved self-sufficiency in the supply of food grain but as the population index started to increase, the critical issue at hand was food security and new ways to further up the quantity in tandem with the teeming population of India.

The Indo-Israeli Agricultural Cooperation Project started in 2008 following the signing of a three-year Action Plan based on Government to Government Agreement.

Now this Israeli technology will be used in Tripura to enhance vegetable production. The project, first of its kind in the state, aims at hiking the productivity and quality of vegetables through latest technology.

The project spreads over 25 hectares at Jumerdhepa (Sonamura Sub Division) in Sipahijala District aims to enrich farmers to cultivate vegetables like capsicum, tomato, pumpkin, chilly etc. even in off-season. The total cost of the entire project has been estimated at Rs. 6 crore.

Five green houses would be set up in the place where different vegetables would be produced using latest technology and setting up the green houses is expected to be done by next October.

The project was first initiated in Punjab in 2009 followed by Gujarat, Telengana and Mizoram before Tripura, It’s success story in Gharaunda in Haryana and Kartarpur in Punjab where hi-tech Indo-Israel Centres for Excellence in Vegetables proved that it could be a technology which can be transferred to maximise yield.

“The project aims to promote better veggie production by adopting modern technologies like green-house. The Israeli technology is adopted to make the farmers expert to enhance the vegetable production,” said professor of Haryana Agriculture University – Dr. Suresh Kumar Arora who visited the spot recently.

 

Source: TNT News

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