Villages Of Excellence With Israel

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar expressed happiness on the completion of 30 years of diplomatic relations between India and Israel.

The Minister expressed satisfaction at the functioning of 29 Centers of Excellence in 12 States which are producing more than 25 million vegetable plants, over 387 thousand quality fruit plants and can train more than 1.2 lakh farmers per year.

Union Minister Shri Tomar informed that it has been decided to convert 150 villages around the Centers of Excellence into Villages of Excellence with technical assistance from Israel, out of which 75 villages are being taken up in the first year to commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence where India and Israel will work together.

These Centers of Excellence (CoEs) are a great example of cooperation between the two countries.