On Thursday, Vijay Rupani, the Chief Minister of Gujarat met Israel's Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Uri Ariel on the second day of his visit to Israel and made a declaration regarding a joint working group that would function between Gujarat and Israel concerning the fields of agriculture, horticulture and allied sectors.
Rupani tried to highlight the fact that agriculture is amongst his major priorities while interacting with Ariel. He also assured that Gujarat is determined enough to fulfil the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which seeks the Farmer's income to be doubled by 2022.
After concluding his meeting with Minister Aeriel, Rupani asserted "A joint working group headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture, Mr Sanjay Prasad, would be constituted to work consistently in the direction of agriculture, horticulture and allied sectors, as Gujarat and Israel can work together on Government to Government (G2G) basis and can also explore possible ways for a meaningful collaboration at business to business (B2B) level between the two countries."
The meeting was intended at strengthening the Indo-Israeli agricultural cooperation and extension of the Indo-Israel Agriculture Plan (IIAP).
After the meeting, Mr Ariel affirmed, "Gujarat has always been at the forefront in introducing innovative measures in Agriculture and Horticulture and I am very confident that the success in Gujarat would pave way for other states to follow the same model and make the nation (India) prosperous."