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Norway shows interest in investing in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

has shown keen interest in investing across various sectors in Punjab, while offering technical support to the state in its ambitious target to make agriculture self-sustainable and profitable.

The Norway's s to India, Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, today met Chief Minister here today, according to an

While discussing opportunities in food processing, fishing, renewable energy, oil and gas, the said was interested in harnessing the positive industrial promoted by the in the state.

The government had successfully infused the much-needed positivity among the industry, Amarinder told the visiting delegation, citing the recently unveiled new industrial policy as a sign of his government's intent to transform into the most favoured destination.

The expressed interest in fortifying the centuries-old India-association in order to complement each other's overall progress. Amarinder said and Norway could further explore various avenues, especially the Agriculture sector, as both nations had vast experience in the field.

Highlighting the various pro-farmer initiatives being taken by his government to make farming profitable again, Amarinder shared with the the details of the pilot project involving installation of 900 farm tubewells in six villages to promote ground water conservation.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 22:05 IST