The Myth of ‘Israeli technology’ and its Impact on Indian Agriculture

    With no accruing benefits, it is hard to not suspect that the push towards Israeli agricultural technology, along with the many visits to Israel by state functionaries to promote this technology (at the cost of state exchequer) is more of a diplomatic move. In the above-mentioned interview, the journalist asks whether Israeli Centres of Excellence would remedy the crisis of farmer suicides. The Israeli expert and Karnataka state horticulture official seem to suggest it will. Such trivialization is difficult to believe, but it seems this is Karnataka government’s solution to this grave issue. The welfare of Indian farmers, already reeling under a decades long agrarian crisis, is being sacrificed at the altar of Indo-Israel diplomatic relations.
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