New Delhi: In India, there has been a lot of politics in the month-long debate over new agricultural laws and the government’s promise to increase the income of farmers. But in the midst of this domestic politics, India’s strategic partner Dost Israel is ready to develop 30 Indian villages as ideal agriculture-villages with an offer to increase productivity from farms and increase farmers’ income. Not only this, Israel has offered to provide its technology and remedies to overcome the water-critical disease in Bundelkhand, which has been facing water shortage for years.
Israel has now decided to create a Village of Excellence, enhancing the strong agricultural partnership between the two countries, Dan Aluf, the head of the Mashav program in India and Israeli diplomat, said at a press conference. Under this, ideal villages will be developed for crop production in many parts of India between 2021 and 2023. In this episode 30 villages will be in Haryana and five villages will be in Uttar Pradesh.
However, Israeli agricultural cooperation with India is not limited to techniques to increase agricultural production. Rather, Israel has been an ally of India for a long time in terms of better use of water techniques. Israeli drip irrigation technology is used in every corner of the country these days. In such a situation, Israel has now extended a helping hand to Bundelkhand, the old ailing area of water-crisis in India.
In this project, run with the help of Israel, measures are to be taken in Bundelkhand for water conservation, better water use methods and water use in agriculture through improved methods. According to Alluf, there will be an emphasis on better use along with the accumulation and protection of the rain falling in Bundelkhand. Also, the hydraulic technology used to transport and use water in Israel can be a good solution for Bundelkhand as well. We will use it there too. Along with this, drip irrigation and smart irrigation will also be used. In this episode, soon an Israeli company will prepare a pilot model along with feasibility study in Bundelkhand region.