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German companies invited to October investors’ summit

The Punjab government has pinned hopes on the fallout of the weeklong Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Germany where it tried to attract investment in the sectors of agro and food processing, renewable energy, textile, biosciences, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 23, 2015 09:59 IST
Manpreet Randhawa

The Punjab government has pinned hopes on the fallout of the weeklong Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Germany where it tried to attract investment in the sectors of agro and food processing, renewable energy, textile, biosciences, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

The Punjab delegation led by industries and commerce minister Madan Mohan Mittal signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German company Steag Energy Services GmbH, for collaboration through its federal foreign office in India in the field of renewable energy and other technologies for municipalities.

Mittal said that in Germany, the delegation had also held negotiations with leading global companies such as Beckhoff Automation, Deutsche Messe, Fraunhofer Institute, CLASS, LEG Thuringen, Bonfiglioli, Viessmann, Biopro, Boson Energy, and Continental AG to discuss the opportunities in Punjab. “We have invited these companies to the state to participate in the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit that we hold in October. We told them how Punjab could provide them with ready workforce,” said Mittal.

In May, the state government will send delegations to China and Australia as well for collaboration agreements in the field of skill development training. “We want to upgrade our technology, and train our youth in the various trade skills that the industry requires. By the time of our second investors’ summit in October, we should be ready to provide investors with skilled workforce,” said Mittal.

The delegation included principal secretary (industries and commerce) DP Reddy; Invest Punjab chief executive officer Anirudh Tewari; Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) managing director Amit Dhaka; and industry leaders such as Class India MD Srinivas P Kamisetty, and former Confederation of Indian Industry (north region) chairman Deep Kapuria. It made detailed presentations during the trade fair from April 12 to 17 on Punjab’s strengths and opportunities in various sectors.

The Punjab government plans to give panchayat lands on lease to various industries. The Indo-German fair was inaugurated jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German chancellor Angela Merkel. CHANDIGARH: Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday issued directions to all deputy commissioners (DCs) and senior superintendents of police (SSPs) in the field to ensure punctuality and discipline in their respective offices with a view to resolve maximum public issues on the spot.

At a public grievances redressal programme here, Sukhbir asked the heads of civil, police administration and various government departments to ensure maximum sittings in their offices so that issues of the public could be redressed. He also called upon the public to take full advantage of various helplines launched by the Punjab government for the registration of complaints, if their issues were not redressed at the lower level.

Listening to grievances of people gathered here from across the state, the deputy chief minister resolved more than 73 complaints on the spot by issuing necessary directions to the officers concerned. He said laxity in providing public services and justice to the aggrieved parties would not be tolerated at any cost.

He also asked divisional commissioners, DCs, IGs, DIGs and SSPs to ensure the completion of time-bound inquiries pending in their offices.