The exchange of agricultural technologies is improving the lives of farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
The Indo-Israel Centre for Excellence, located 200 metres off the Basti-Gorakhpur highway, has begun commercial operations and is assisting farmers in increasing their revenue.
The center’s construction began in October 2018 on a Rs 7.5 crore budget, with the goal of introducing agricultural breakthroughs through the use of Israeli technology.
The center’s operator, the department of horticulture and food processing, has begun supporting non-farmers.
Anyone interested in growing a new variety of mango tree or an orchard can pick up ready saplings. There are also vegetable saplings available. Previously, saplings were solely given to farmers, but now they are given to everyone.
The centre, located in the village of Banjariya in the Basti Sadar Assembly constituency, is changing the way farming is done in the area.
Rishi Yadav, a farmer from Sant Kabir Nagar (Khalilabad), has made an order for 53,000 saplings to grow watermelons and muskmelons on his four-hectare plot in Urdahwa.
“Until now, all parties have talked about farmers’ welfare and improving their income, but nothing has changed on the ground. Agriculture has undergone innovation in the last two years. Change is obvious, and cucumber, okra, sponge gourd, and other vegetables may be found in communities “He stated.