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IIAP:Centre of excellence for beekeeping to be launched in Hry

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A centre of excellence for integrated beekeeping development will be launched tomorrow in Haryana's Ramnagar as part of the Indo-Israeli Agricultural Project (IIAP), the Embassy here today said.

The project is a cooperation between the Union government, Indian state governments and Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation--MASHAV.

"Tomorrow, and will inaugurate a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Integrated Beekeeping Development in Ramnagar, Haryana," the Embassy said.

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Ambassador of to Daniel Carmon, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of Haryana, Om Prakash Dhankar, are to attend the event.

"The (IIAP) project is currently active in nine states across India, and will include seven more states in the next phase of the project," the Embassy said in a statement.

The CoE is one of 18 fully operational centres in the Indo-Israeli Agricultural Project. It will be the 14th MASHAV-MIDH centre to be inaugurated in and the fourth in

The beekeeping centre in Ramnagar is the "first of its kind", and will address queen bee rearing, quality control laboratories, enhanced production, honey production value chain and pollination.

On the eve of the inauguration, Ambassador Carmon said, "Centres of Excellence are an integral part of India and Israel's growing partnership. is one of the first to implement this tool for its farmers, and has more IIAP centres than any other state."

"I hope to see more states open IIAP centres across India, and that the private sector too joins us in the endeavour to bring advanced agro-technology to Indian farmers," he said.

India and Israel are celebrating 25 years of relations in 2017.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 17:13 IST