Poland evinces interest in investing in agro sector in Punjab

Chandigarh/January 23
Polish Ambassador Piotr Kodkovsky called on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here at Chief Minister’s residence on Thursday evening and evinced keen interest to initiate agro-sector activities of bilateral benefits with Punjab.
David, who was accompanied by his official team and Senior officers of CII, offered to work with the state government in the sectors of Horticulture, food processing and trade. He mentioned that Poland had 60 years long cordial relations with India and was now looking forward to further strengthen these ties. Appreciating the efforts of the state government to boost the Industrialization in the state particularly after organizing a successful Industrial Summit recently, the Polish Envoy enthusiastically offered to explore the possibilities to initiate new ventures of mutual interests and benefits.
The Chief Minister desired for a serious and meaningful cooperation with Poland to mutually explore the potential in Agriculture and Agro-processing sector. Badal apprised the Polish Ambassador that Punjab’s economy was predominantly an agrarian like Poland and the state government was organizing an International level Agricultural Summit in next month with an aim to find out the ways and means to further boost its agrarian economy through forging alliances and seeking joint ventures in agro-sector besides opting for new vistas in allied farming and agro-forestry.
Badal also extended invitation to the Envoy to send their team of experts and farmers to participate in this summit. Prominent amongst those who were present on the occasion included Principal Secretary to CM SK Sandhu, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce Karan A Singh and Special Principal Secretary to CM KJS Cheema besides other officers of the state government and representatives of CII.