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Vijai discusses study exchange prog for Goan students in Israel

Panaji: Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday held discussions with the faculty head of School for Agri Sciences at the Robert H Smith Faculty of Agri, Food and Environment at Rehovot on study exchange programme in agriculture sector for Goan postgraduate research students in Israel.

Sardesai, who is on a private visit to Jerusalem, was on Thursday hosted at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University at Rehovot in Israel. It was at this university where Albert Einstein, as member of the first Governing Body, instilled the culture of precise science.

During the visit, Sardesai had constructive discussion with Prof Aliza Fleischer, head of School for Agri Sciences at The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agri, Food and Environment at Rehovot on how post-graduate students from Goa could take admission in this world-famous university to help the needs of the common Goan farmer.

Research centres and greenhouse facilities of the faculty especially pertaining to Plant Physiology were visited by Sardesai who was accompanied by an Indian PhD student.

Sardesai has invited the Faculty of Agriculture to participate in the high-level concluding meeting to be held on May 21. The ministries of agriculture and foreign affairs will be represented at the high-level meet that will pertain to introduction of a unique high tech programme on precision farming.

During his visit, Sardesai is expected to visit water management installations at Mekorot, bio-farming and Kibbutz collective farms.

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