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Here's What India Can Learn From Israel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first Indian head of state to visit Israel once he arrives there on Tuesday. Israel is a technically advanced country and can offer a lot to India.

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Updated:July 4, 2017, 7:20 PM IST
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Here's What India Can Learn From Israel
PM Narendra Modi will be the first Indian head of state to visit Israel once he arrives there on Tuesday. (CNN-News18 TV grab)
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first Indian head of state to visit Israel once he arrives there on Tuesday. Israel is a technically advanced country and can offer a lot to India.

The Cooperation

India and Israel have a bilateral agreement for cooperation in agriculture. Agriculture is one of the main pillars in India-Israel relations from the civilian angle.

Switching to High Value Product

Despite being an extremely water-scarce region, Israel exports high value agri-produce to many world countries.

Water use Innovations

Israel is known for Innovations in water management, be it drip irrigation, recycling of urban waste-water for agri-use, or desalination of sea-water for drinking purpose.

Micro- Irrigation (Drip and Sprinkles) Transformation

While India has around 9 million hectares under micro-Irrigation, there still remains a big void and potential to scale up. Here Israel’s Innovations can come in handy.

Water Governance (Accounting)

Water in Israel is common-property resource and each drop is accounted for leading to efficient use. About 62% of the country’s Irrigation need is fulfilled by from recycled and brackish water. A great lesson for India.

Net Water Exporter

From water deficit Nation Israel has now transformed itself to water surplus and now sells water to the neighbouring Jordan.

Oceanic Water Usage

Israel has become one of the foremost technology superpowers in use of oceanic water and using that for irrigation in the most dry land. India, tormented by an unruly monsoon can learn it from them.

Cleaning up of India Rivers

Israeli companies also has technological advancements in the field of cleaning polluted rivers. Here too, India with 63% of total sewage generated being discharged into water bodies can learn from the country.
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