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Haryana, Britain to share each other's experiences

Written by: Staff
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Chandigarh, Mar 16 (UNI) Haryana and Britain today agreed to share each others experiences and new technologies in the emerging areas of mutual interest.

British High Commissioner Sir Michael Arthur, who called on Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today, described Gurgaon as a success story and offered to be a partner with Haryana in agricultural technology.

The British High Commissioner, who was leading a 10-member delegation, also described Haryana as a brand name saying, '' we put Haryana on map for British investors'' and recognise its potential.

He said that access to global markets would be a great strength of Haryana. He said that a lot of British investment has been made in India and areas of interest would be agriculture and food processing. The British companies were more keen to share technology.

He said that investment by Indians stood at number eight among those investing in UK, but now when this new list would be published, India would rank number five.

Mr Hooda appointed Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Industries and Information Technology P K Chaudhry as a Nodal Officer to continue deliberations on vital issues with the business delegation from Britain.

The Chief Minister said an investment friendly climate has been created by his Government within a short period of one year and as a result of implementation of new industrial policy and his visit to Japan and South Korea to invite investors, the industrial scenario in the state has changed.

He said ten economic zones were being set up in the state. He said that Haryana ranked at the top in per capita income and contributed for 70 per cent of export of basmati from India.

Mr Collin Dennis, Chief Executive Officer, Campden and harleywood, Food Research Association, discussed the issues of diversification of crops and international market and said that they were keen to share their experiences with the CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar.

UNI VKJ SHR DB2354

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