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Gujarat inks 16 MoUs with Israel in innovation

| | GANDHINAGAR | in Sunday Pioneer

As an outcome of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s recent visit to Israel, Gujarat government signed 16 MoUs with Israel multiple areas including    agriculture, water management,-start-up innovation and smart city.Gujarat Chief Minister had held series of meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his agricultural minister Uri Yehuda Ariel to have detail deliberations with them on issues like agro farming, desalination plants and other technologies during his six day visit to Israel earlier this month.

During his visit Rupani and his accompanying high level delegation had visited desalination plants, agro-farming and others. For the successful implementation of these MoUs and proper planning of them, a high power committee has formulated. Besides Chief Minister, this committee included Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Agriculture Minister R.C Faldu, Energy Minister Saurabh Patel, Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel, Minister of State for Home Department Pradeepsinh Jadeja, Minister of State for Water Supplies Parbat Patel, Minister of State for Agriculture Jaydrathsinh Parmar, Chief Secretary J.N Singh and other senior officials.

A sub-group would be made operational under the chairmanship J. P. Gupta, principal secretary (water supply) for the follow-up and monitoring of the water management. A MoU has been signed with Israel’s Mekorot Company, which is the national water company of the nation, for strengthening water distribution and water management system in Gujarat.

The Chief Minister had also visited the IDE Group, which is an Israeli water desalination company, and invited it to set up desalination and waste water treatment plants in Gujarat. Mr. Rupani and his delegation also visited the world’s biggest desalination plant, which is called Sorek. It is located about 15 km away from Israel’s capital city, Tel Aviv. The plant is built at a cost of 400 million US $ and made operational since 2013. The plant is producing 660 M.L.D. of drinking water per day from salty seawaters.The Chief Minister and visiting Gujarat delegation also studied the advance technologies with a view to set up 10-odd desalination plants on seashore of Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch regions to resolve the water scarcity problems of the state. Rupani also visited the Shafdan wastewater treatment plant, located in Dan region near Tel Aviv. Israel is using 85% of waste water. This technology could be very useful for Gujarat too! As the desalination plants are using maximum electricity, the Chief Minister had also invited the Israeli companies to jointly installed solar parks in Gujarat for producing solar energy.

 
 
 
 
 

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