Patna: Isreal will step up cooperation with Bihar in sectors of agriculture, solar energy, water harnessing and health insurance.

Cooperation would be increased in agriculture sector with thrust on promotion of horticulture, dairy, fishery besides green vigitables and water area, the Ambassador of Israel Alon Ushpiz said on Wednesday after an hour-long meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

"We'll have two centres of excellance in agriculture sector," he said.

The cooperation in energy sector between Bihar and Israel with the support of the union government would also be extended particularly in the field of solar energy, he said.

"We also intend to ensure investments in medical insurance, " he said.

Describing Kumar as an impressive, competent and effective leader of Bihar where, he said, tremendous development works and economic growth were taking place in state.


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