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US Senator keen to invest in Haryana

A Maryland Senator has expressed the desire of entrepreneurs from his state to invest in the agriculture, food processing and education sectors.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 17:05 IST

A US Senator from Maryland has expressed the desire of entrepreneurs from his state to invest in the agriculture, food processing and education sectors of Haryana.

Speaking at the inaugural function of the Gurgaon Chapter of Global Fortune Maryland-India Economic Development in Gurgaon on Monday, Senator John A Zenati Jr urged Haryana businessmen to also invest in Maryland.

In his address, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said there were tremendous possibilities for mutual cooperation in information technology, bio-technology and nano-technology between Maryland and Haryana. He said there were many similarities between the two states, which provided a favourable atmosphere for entrepreneurs and students.

Hooda said there were many institutes of higher education, especially in bio-technology and information technology, in Maryland and students and research scholars of Haryana could avail the benefit of studying there.

The hard working farmers of Haryana were keen to usher in a second green revolution with the help of bio-technology and modern agricultural practices. A world-class education city named after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was being set up in Haryana, he said.

Zenati appreciated the setting up of a multi-product Special Economic Zone in Haryana and said a similar foreign trade zone in Maryland has proved a big success.

He praised the socio-economic transformation experienced by farmers in Haryana due to research conducted by the CCS Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar.

Haryana Governor A R Kidwai lauded the Indians who were working in the information technology industry at Silicon valley in the US. He also noted that the call centres in Gurgaon were providing services to Americans.

KIdwai said a business delegation from the state led by Finance Minister Birender Singh will visit Maryland next month to explore the possibilities of mutual cooperation and investment.