19 Nov

Rajasthan, Israel join hands to plant olive trees

Aimed at popularising olive oil in food preparations

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board on Saturday signed a tripartite agreement with two Israeli companies to promote cultivation of olive trees in the desert State.

State Agriculture Minister Prabhulal Saini said olive would be cultivated on 210 hectares of Government land at 10 different locations — which correspond identically to soil and temperature in Israel — at a cost of Rs. 10 crore.

Board administrator Vipin Chandra Sharma signed the agreement with the representatives of Plasstro and Plasstro Plasson Industries. While the Board and Plasstro Plasson Industries will hold 50 per cent equity each in the newly-formed company, Plasstro will supply technical know-how for the project.


Mr. Saini said the project was aimed at popularising use of olive oil in food preparations by making the usually expensive oil more affordable to the common man. He said farmers would be involved in the project if its execution on the Government land proved successful.

The Minister said the first Rajasthan-Israel partnership would involve value addition in the shape of oil extraction from olive drupes for which a factory would be established in the State. The oil would be purchased by the Israeli companies. Oil prices offered to farmers would match those prevailing in the international market.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had witnessed olive cultivation in the desert regions of Israel during her recent visit to that country. The environmental conditions of Rajasthan and Israel are stated to be similar, which may help in successful cultivation of olive trees.

The Board had earlier provided on lease 100 acres of land in Bassi, near here, to an Israeli firm to train local farmers in the use of drip irrigation equipment.

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11 Responses to “Rajasthan, Israel join hands to plant olive trees”

  1. Surendra Chouhan Says:

    dear sir,
    I would like to introduce to my self Surendra Chouhan from pali Rajasthan.
    I am intrested in olive trees cultivation so now i would like to equest u to kindly send me the details with ur mail ID & address on my ID – sdchouhan83@yahoo.co.in
    I would like to visite u personaly regarding for the same.

    thanking you,

    with regards,

    Surendra chouhan

  2. Mohammed Asif Says:

    I am also intrested in olive tree cultivation. I kindly request you to provide me complete information, How and from where I can get the plants?

    Thanks & regards
    Mohammed Asif Mewafarosh
    Dungarpur, Rajasthan

  3. magesh Says:

    i am from jodhpur i have farm house i like grow olive tree in my farm house please send me more detail how can i get olive tree

  4. magesh Says:

    magesh godara Says:

    dear sir,
    I would like to introduce to my self magesh godara jodhpur Rajasthan.
    I am intrested in olive trees cultivation so now i would like to equest u to kindly send me the details with ur mail ID & address on my ID – mkumargdr@yahoo.co.in
    I would like to visite u personaly regarding for the same.

    thanking you,

    with regards,

    magesh godara

  5. Sushil Garodia Says:

    I mr.Sushil Garodia would like to produce olive trees in Rajasthan in Jodhpur having 40 acres of land.Please send me the complete detail as to how to start the process and other required details.my e-mail id is mukut_plastics@yahoo.co.in.I would like to personally meet for the same.
    Thanking You

    With Regards

    Sushil.S.Garodia

  6. Koshal Arora Says:

    I am interested in olive oil tree caltivation so kindly send my some advice, help or complete assistance. My E-mail is leharartsjprindia@yahoo.co.in
    Thanks & Regards
    KOSHAL ARORA

  7. ved prakash sharma Says:

    RESPECTED SIR. I AM ALSO INTRESTED IN OLIVE TREE CULTIVATION IN MY FARM ABOUT HUNDRED HECT. PLEASE PROVID COMPLET INFORMATION ABOUT IT. HOW AND FROM WHERE I CAN GET THE PLANTS. THANKS

    YOUR FAITHFULLY VEDPRAKASH THANDI MO NO 9982726709 [SRI GANGANAGAR]

  8. vINOD PUNIA Says:

    I AM FROM GANGANAGAR I HAVE FROM HOUSE I LIKE GROW OLIVE TREE IN MY FARM HOUSE PLEASE GET MORE DITELE ABOUT OLIVE PLANTATION VINODPUNIA MUKLAWA VPO MUKLAWA TH RAISINGH NAGAR SRI GANGANAGAR MO NO 9929411579

  9. sarbrinder singh Says:

    sir i m sarbrinder singh .i m from sangria Rajasthan .and like to grow olive tree.please send me complete detail .sarbrinderkullar@yahoo.ca

  10. sumodchappayil@gmail.com Says:

    Details of availability of Olive seed in India may be informed atonce through E-mail vide email address ‘sumodchappayil@gmail.com

  11. R.P.Goel Says:

    I have KESHAV FARMS at NH-15 near Loonkarnsar Bikaner already culivated Dates Palm and Aloevera.I am ready to offer 10-15 Hectare land for development of OLIVE PLANTATION for demostration to my neibrourer farmers in joint venture with Raj Govt or Isrealy Firm

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