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Chhattisgarh CM not to attend diaspora meet

Raman Singh will not be attending the three-day conclave of Indian diaspora, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, in Hyderabad because of ill health.

india Updated: Jan 06, 2006 14:09 IST

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will not be attending the three-day conclave of Indian diaspora, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, in Hyderabad because of ill health.

However, the Chhattisgarh government would go ahead with its stall at the event, which begins Saturday, Industry Minister Rajesh Munat told the agency.

Chief ministers of 11 states are scheduled to attend the meet, which provides an occasion for governments to interact with NRIs and bring in investments.

Mineral-rich Chhattisgarh, carved out of Madhya Pradesh in November 2000, has emerged as a favoured investment destination, particularly in the steel and power sectors.

Over 2,000 delegates are scheduled to attend the meet, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. President APJ Abdul Kalam will address the valedictory meeting and confer honours on 15 distinguished overseas Indians.

First Published: Jan 06, 2006 14:09 IST