Naidu Sets Up Working Group On Healthcare, Farm With Israel

Hyderabad, September 16: | Updated: Sep 17 2003, 05:30am hrs
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, who is currently on a visit to Israel, has constituted a six-member joint working committee under the chairmanship of state finance minister Y Ramakrishnudu to work out the modalities for cooperation with Israel to provide IT solutions in agriculture, healthcare and capitalisation of intellectual property rights.

The main objective of the committee would be to identify the ways to bring down the cost of servicing in healthcare, agriculture and IPRs, while ensuring optimum returns.

Mr Naidu, after going through the presentation by the consultancy group led by Israel export institutes, information technology and telecommunication committee in Tel Aviv, asked the members to take up the work in a joint venture with the state, a release said

The six-member committee would consist of three members from the Centre for Good Governance and three from the consultancy group. The panel would also come out with an approach paper on utilisation of IT solutions in the areas of agriculture, health care and IPRs.

Mr Naidu, in his capacity as the chairman for taskforce on drip and sprinkler irrigation, constituted by the Prime Minister, is on a study tour to Israel. Naidu is expected to present a detailed report to the Centre, which will become the policy document for the Centre to implement drip irrigation schemes in the country.

On Monday, Naidu had meetings with various industrialists from agri-processing sector and invited them to invest in the state. About 50 industrialists from the sector had participated in the dinner meeting.