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Karnataka farmers’ team for Israel soon

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NAUSHAD BIJAPUR
Published Jun 16, 2018, 4:15 am IST
Updated Jun 16, 2018, 4:15 am IST
The government is planning to have a horticulture university at Tidagundi, Vijayapura district, the minister said. 
A file photo of hi-tech farming in Israel
 A file photo of hi-tech farming in Israel

Belagavi: Farmers from Karnataka will soon be sent to Israel as Horticulture Minister M.C. Managuli is keen on them studying the thriving agriculture and horticulture sectors there. 

At his press conference in Vijayapura on Friday, the minister said, he will also be holding a meeting with Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy shortly on waiver of farmer loans. In an attempt to ensure high yield in dry areas, which faced a scarcity of water, the government will send a delegation of farmers to Israel where new and innovative agriculture patterns and technologies have been adopted by farmers, he said. 

 

A thorough study of Israel's agriculture sector by Indian farmers could help a great deal in making the sector stronger in the coming days, he opined.

According to Mr Managuli, the Chief Minister is keen on having a model of Israel's project called ‘less investment and more income’ in the state. The minister also highlighted his plans to ensure good support price and subsidy for horticultural produce and said pomegranate, lemon and grape were being grown in abundance in Vijayapura district every year. 

 The government is planning to have a horticulture university at Tidagundi, Vijayapura district, the minister said. 

 

According to him, horticulture land spreads across 20.81 lakh hectares in the state in which a variety of crops were being cultivated by farmers. More than 30 lakh farmers are solely dependent on the horticulture sector, he said.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Belagavi




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