Jerusalem: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is expected to travel to Israel in a bid to benefit from the Jewish state’s advancement in the field of agriculture.

The minister will be accompanied by 11 state officials, including some from the agriculture and horticulture departments and related educational institutes.

The delegation will hold intensive discussions with officials from the ministry of agriculture, industry leaders in the field of organic farming, water conservation technology, agricultural research and training, dairy farming, bee keeping, drip irrigation etc.

Hooda will also call upon Israel's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Orit Noked during his April 11-14 visit.

His visit comes a few months after he inaugurated the first Centre of Excellence of Vegetables at Gharaunda in Karnal district of his state.