At a time when several parts of India are facing acute water shortage and drought, Israel has offered India its expertise in handling desertification and water management, reports India Today.
Israel is considered as one of the world’s leading nations in desert technologies and methods of dealing with desertification.
Israel will share its knowledge and experience in dealing with desertification and water management. With over 60 per cent of its landmass being a desert and another 20 per cent semi-arid land, Israel has developed a series of unique solutions to tackle desertification through desert agriculture, irrigation, desalination, aquaculture, afforestation and management of water resources.
"As part of our growing partnership with India, Israel is keen to work together and share all its experience and cutting edge technology in our joint fight against desertification, including a strategic partnership on water management and water security," Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka said in a statement, as reported by India Today.
According to the report, the Israeli Ambassador’s statement came on the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification, which is observed on 17 June every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.
The statement comes at a time when several parts of India are facing acute water shortage and drought situation.