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Rajasthan to consult Israel to enhance desi cow breeds

Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini, who is back after a five-day trip to the Middle Eastern nation, said Israel had significant lessons to offer to an arid state like Rajasthan.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur |
May 23, 2016 2:59:50 am

Rajasthan will soon be collaborating with Israel to bring in new agricultural technology for improved water management, horticulture and animal husbandry.

Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini, who is back after a five-day trip to the Middle Eastern nation, said Israel had significant lessons to offer to an arid state like Rajasthan.

Saini said Rajasthan would be expanding its olive footprint significantly by encouraging farmers to plant the exotic tree over large tracts of fallow land and around National Highways.

“One agro-climatic region of Rajasthan will be developed along the lines of Israeli integrated farming comprising agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing,” Saini said.

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The minister also revealed plans of importing suitable breeds of famous Israeli oranges to enhance the quality and productivity of the citrus crop in the state. In animal husbandry, the Rajasthan government would consult experts from Israel to enhance and conserve traditional breeds of cows in the state.

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