Tamil Nadu

“Take latest technologies regularly to more farmers”

Dov Segev Steinberg, acting Consul General in the Consulate General of Israel in Bengaluru, inspects Centre of Excellence for Horticulture, an Indo-Israel collaborative farm, at Reddiyarchatram near Dindigul— PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN

Dov Segev Steinberg, acting Consul General in the Consulate General of Israel in Bengaluru, inspects Centre of Excellence for Horticulture, an Indo-Israel collaborative farm, at Reddiyarchatram near Dindigul— PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN  

more-in

The Indo-Israel Centres of Excellence have started functioning in four States to impart the latest technologies to farmers to improve agricultural production, according to Dov Segev Steinberg, acting Consul General in the Consulate General of Israel in Bengaluru.

Inspecting a Centre for Excellence at Reddiyarchatram here, he said the centres in Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat had begun functioning.

While two centres were being set up in Tamil Nadu, the exercise was on for other centres sanctioned for Bihar, UP, Karnataka and West Bengal. Spread over 13.3 acre, the Reddiyarchatram centre, meant for horticulture crops, was expected to become operational in two months.

Seedlings of hybrid varieties of tomato, chili, brinjal, ladies finger and ash guard were being distributed to farmers in this region through this centre.

The Consulate was concentrating on technology transfer and strengthening cooperation in four southern States where potential was very high.

Food security

Augmenting production was very important to ensure food security to growing population in the country. Israel was willing to transfer its latest technologies to improve agri production, he said.

While interacting with horticulture officials, the Consul advised them to attend seminars organised by Israel Embassy in New Delhi regularly to take the latest technologies to more farmers.

Adoption of Israel technologies by famers in the State was very high and TN stood first in the country in horticulture production, said S. Raja Mohammad, Deputy Director of Horticulture.

The centre’s project manager, J. Perumalsamy, said that 20 lakh seedlings of various crop were distributed to farmers in two months.

Deputy Director Horticulture N. Ramanathan said five shade nets and two poly houses were established and training centre was ready.

One poly house was under construction and would be over in two months. Assistant Director of Horticulture J. Srinivasan briefed about the scheme.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Related Topics Tamil Nadu
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jan 21, 2020 12:19:41 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/take-latest-technologies-regularly-to-more-farmers/article7905090.ece

Next Story