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April 28, 2015 4:17 pm

Indian Minister Invites Israel to Send Delegation to Country: ‘My State Needs It’

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (center) at the 19th International Agricultural Exhibition with Israeli Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir. Photo: Twitter.

The Chief Minister of India’s Maharashtra state, Devendra Fadnavis, on Tuesday invited Israel to send a delegation to the region, saying the state could really use Israel’s agricultural technology.

“We invite Israel & it’s delegation for technologies for drip irrigation, agri-equipments, post-harvest technology,etc as my state needs it,” he posted on Twitter, adding, “We not only want to import technologies but also want to manufacture it in Maharashtra.”

Fadnavis arrived in Israel on Sunday for a four-day visit. On Monday he addressed a symposium on India-Israel collaboration held at Tel Aviv University for a government initiative called Make in Maharashtra. The program’s main goal is to increase the ease of doing business in the southwestern state.

On Tuesday Fadnavis participated in the Agritech Israel 2015 conference, which showcases Israel’s technological advancements in agriculture. The exhibition will be held until Thursday.

Fadnavis also said Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai invited Maharashtra representatives to participate in the Tel Aviv Innovation festival, held from Sept. 6 to 12th. Fadnavis was also briefed by the Tel Aviv Mayor and his team of experts on the implementation of the local Smart City project, according to The Economic Times.

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