Usage of Israeli technology is the best possible way to provide a bright future to the youth and farmers of Gujarat: CM Rupani
On the fifth day of his visit to Israel, Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani attended a get-together organized by the Indian families in Israel. The CM and his delegation received a warm welcome by the Indian families, particularly Gujarati.
During the interaction with the families, the CM was overwhelmed to learn about the success achieved by the Indian families in Israel in various field through sheer determination and hard work.
CM Rupani said, “It is my maiden foreign tour as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. As a CM, I had always wanted to visit a country which could benefit the youth and the farmers of my state with their modern technology and foster better infrastructural facilities for the people.” It was the first time that a delegation comprising senior officials of the state visited Israel.
The CM further added that a country like Israel which has less sources of water has excelled in the area due to its technological advancements such as Waste Water Treatment Plant, De -salination plant, Digital farming etc. resulting in a revolution in the agriculture sector of the country which has opened new doors of development for the state.
The CM briefed the Indian families about the Drip and Sprinkler methods of micro- irrigation under ‘Per Drop More Crop’ which has led to an increase in the agricultural production of Gujarat. He also talked about the success of country’s largest water conservation initiative, the Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan -2018 and said that the state has increased its water holding capacity by 12 lakh cubic feet in one month. The agriculture growth rate in the state is now in double digits due to adequate provision of water and electricity. Talking about the recently launched SKY ( Suryashakti Kisaan Yojana ), he said that farmers can now install solar panels in their farms with the support of government which will enable them to produce electricity required for irrigation. The remaining electricity can be sold to the government. This will lead to an increase in the economic standards of the farmers of the state.
The CM said that Gujarat is eager to implement Micro Irrigation plus, digital farming and precision farming techniques of Israel for better outcomes.
Apart from this, the CM briefed about various schemes such as the Mukhyamantri Apprenticeship Yojana, MA Amrutam Yojana, MAA Vatsalya Yojana, zero – tolerance against corruption etc.
The CM extended an invitation to the Indian families to be a part of the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat – 2019 and wished them for a healthy and successful life in the days to come.
Minister of State for Agriculture Mr. Jaydrathsinh Parmar and the members of the Gujarat delegation were present on the occasion.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat