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CM to tour Israel next to study water management

Following his successful maiden foreign tour to woo investors, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami would continue his foreign visits by visiting Israel to study water management techniques practised in that country.

CM to tour Israel next to study water management
Ministers and party functionaries welcome Edappadi K Palaniswami on his return on Tuesday


“Israel has the technique of minimising the use of water for irrigation where water for one acre can be used for seven acres. Apart from that, the sewage water is recycled efficiently in Israel and is used for irrigation. I will visit Israel to study the technology adopted by them for efficient water management,” said Palaniswami, after returning from Dubai.

After completing his 13-day tour to the UK, the USA and Dubai, the Chief Minister returned to Chennai in the wee hours of Tuesday. He was given a rousing welcome at the Chennai Airport, where ministers and party functionaries welcomed him.

He then addressed the media in which he said that as monsoon fails often in the state, farmers are pushed to the state of distress. “Available water resources should be used judiciously and Israel is one of the countries which has adopted minimum use of water,” said the Chief Minister.

Asked about his tour, he replied that his visit was highly successful. “Forty-one MoUs worth Rs 8,835 crore of investments were signed in the USA, the UK and Dubai. The investments will bring 35,520 jobs to the state,” Palaniswami said.

He also said that large number of Indians, mostly Tamil youth, are interested to invest in the state and the state will do all required formalities. “More than 35 percentage of the software engineers in the USA are Tamils and many Indian entrepreneurs have expressed their wish to start IT parks in the state,” said the Chief Minister.

He further said that ‘Yadhum Oore’ scheme was inaugurated in New York to bring Tamils living in various countries under a single platform and to attract investments from them.

When asked about his experience in the UK, the USA and Dubai, he said that all these countries give immense importance to tourism. “In all the places wherever I went, the countries have given huge importance to tourism. There were many aspects designed in such a manner to attract tourists. Such aspects are missing in our state and the government will focus on improving such aspects of tourism,” said Palaniswami.

On his visit to a cattle plant in Buffalo in New York, he said cattle are raised in an engineered climatic condition due to which 70 litres of milk is obtained from a single cow. The single cattle farm produces more milk than milk produced in an entire district in Tamil Nadu and we went to learn the technique of producing more milk from cows, said the Chief Minister.

Ministers and party functionaries welcoming Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on his arrival from Dubai at the Chennai airport on Tuesday.

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