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Centre of Excellence for Fruits to be inaugurated by CM Haryana on 21st May
Centre of Excellence for Fruits to be inaugurated by CM Haryana and Israel's Ambassador to India on 21st May
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
19, May 2013
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Watch Video: Mangiana - Center of Excellence for Fruits is ready. Inauguration by Sh BS Hooda CM Haryana on 21st May 2013. It is an Indo- Israel Project spread in area over 72 Acres. Interview of Dr AS Saini Director Horticulture Haryana and Sh Ramesh Kumar expert at Mangiana.
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The Centre of Excellence for Fruits has been set up in collaboration with Israel over an area of 72 acres at a cost of Rs 9.7 crore under the National Horticulture Mission (NHM).
Alon Ushpiz, Israel's Ambassador in India, will be present on the occasion. This project would promote horticulture in the state. Saplings of citrus fruits, pomegranates, olives, guava and dates have been planted at the centre.
Apart from the shed net house, anti-insect house and high-tech greenhouse had also been set up at the centre.
Micro-irrigation with automatic system had been installed in separate blocks of orchards and nursery.
Dr A.S. Saini Addl Director Horticulture Haryana informed that plants of different varieties of citrus fruits had been set up over an area of 23 acres of land, pomegranate on four acres, olive on six acres, guava on three acres and dates over an area of five acres.
He said horticulture farming would enhance the income of farmers and fresh juice would be available to the people of adjoining areas.
Dr J Ganesan DC Sirsa said with a view to promote horticulture activities, Rs 90 crore had been spent so far under the National Horticulture Mission in the district as a result of which 8,300 hectares of land was under the Horticulture Department in the district.