India-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables inaugurated in Chandauli, UP

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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on August 8 laid the foundation stone of an Indo-Israel 'Centre of Excellence' for vegetables in Chandauli district, known as the 'rice bowl' of Uttar Pradesh.

Important facts

  • vegetables in Chandrauli will now be cultivated in a modern way with the help of Israel. 

  • This centre  will benefit not only Chandauli but also many adjoining districts including Mirzapur, Ghazipur and Banaras.

  • Through this center, farmers will get a lot of benefit in increasing the production of vegetables.

  • Through this, farmers will be able to get better yields by using the latest methods of farming.

  • Here a nursery of other agricultural products including vegetables will be prepared to promote the agriculture sector globally.

  • It is the intention of the government that this district, which is leading in the production of paddy and wheat, should be made better in vegetable production as well.

Farmers will get improved seeds

  • These centres of excellence act as demonstration and training centres for the latest technologies in the field of horticulture.

  • These centres also serve as a source of planting material for planting fruits and vegetables for protected cultivation.

  • Here seeds and plants of improved vegetables will be prepared and distributed to the farmers.

Focus on Micro Irrigation

  • Cultivation of tomato, pepper, brinjal, chilli, cucumber, baby corn, sweet corn and exotic vegetables is also proposed in the open field.

  • Seepage and sprinkler irrigation will also be on display here.

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