The Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal is leading a high level delegation to Israel to study their best practices in the fields of agriculture so that the same could be replicated in the state for the benefit of the farming community.

He will also be visiting United Kingdom to attract investment for the ongoing major industrial projects in the state.

This was disclosed by the chief minister while addressing a press conference here on Sunday. He said that during 10 days foreign visit, the delegation would be in Israel from 6 to 8 May and in UK from 9 to 13 May.

He said that during visit to Israel, the delegation would participate in the Agritech Israel-2018 scheduled to be held on 8 May. He said that recently, Ambassador of Israel to India, Daniel Carmon called on him here and invited to participate in this mega event.

He said that a 10-year Indo-Israel action plan was started in the year 2008 for mutual cooperation in various fields.

In view of the success of this action plan, it has been extended for another three years till 2020. Under the Indo-Israel project, 20 Centres of Excellence had been established all over the country, out of which five have been set up in Haryana.

The chief minister said that taking a step ahead in this regard, the technique of converting the waste and salty water for using in irrigation would also be studied and the possibilities of replicating the same in Haryana would be explored. The homeland security and aerospace would be among the other key areas which would be deliberated and discussed during the visit as Israel is the hub of aerospace and internal security, he added.

He said that his UK visit would further strengthen the bilateral business relations besides attracting industrial investment to Haryana, especially in the major ongoing global city projects like Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) between Gurugram-Manesar-Bawal, logistic hub at Narnaul, Hisar Aviation Hub and Industrial Model Township in Kharkhoda.

Besides this, the delegation would also visit the POD car facility in Heathrow, UK. The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari had announced that to ease the traffic congestion, this facility would be started from Dhaulakuan to Rajiv Chowk in Gurugram.

The meetings would also be held with the leading industrialists regarding Start-ups for creating job opportunities for the youth of Haryana, he added.