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IACC development plan for UP

THE INDO-AMERICAN Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is evolving a development plan focusing on employment generation, small and medium enterprises and agriculture for Uttar Pradesh.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2006 00:16 IST

THE INDO-AMERICAN Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is evolving a development plan focusing on employment generation, small and medium enterprises and agriculture for Uttar Pradesh.

“We are working out synergies for bringing about greater awareness of the investment potential and trade opportunities for US in India particularly in State of UP in sectors like food processing, tourism, power etc to make UP one of the most happening states in India. We are also making sincere efforts to identify industries and services that are suitable for UP”, said President of IACC Deepak Pahwa, during a joint press conference here on Sunday.

Echoing the same commitment, regional President of IACC Vinod Madhok, North Indian Council said it was necessary to have private public partnership for development of UP for toning of infrastructure, promotion of tourism and in enhancing the level of excellence of education institutions spread across the State.

“UP, being the largest State in the country and having a large number of unemployed people, should give more importance to industries which are employment intensive”, he said, adding: “Traditional sectors like jems and jewellery, textiles, food processing etc should be given focused attention since there is an overwhelming presence of such industries in UP.”

Chairman Varanasi branch of IACC Puneet Raman said the chamber was contemplating a number of programmes in several cities of Uttar Pradesh for sensitising the process for visa-seekers to US  and approaches for getting the visas.

While unfolding future programmes of IACC, Pahwa said many innovative programmes were included in this year’s calendar of events such as Indo US Economic Summit, World Outsourcing Conference, exchange of delegations, studies on business and economic issues etc.