Britain looks up Himachal for investment opportunities

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Shimla: Himachal littered with heritage townships that the British founded while laying the foundations of a colonial empire in the 19th century is again getting attention for possible British investments into the Himalayan state.

Deputy High Commissioner of Britain Mr David Lelliott today called upon industry minister Mukesh Agnihotri and expressed that a joint group could be formed for identifying possible areas in which entrepreneurs from Britain could invest

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Deputy High Commissioner Britain Mr David Lelliott with Industry Minister Mukesh Agnihotri

A spokesman of the Himachal Pradesh government stated that the visiting diplomat showed interest in investment opportunities that bio degradable packaging and agro food processing industries had in the state.

 Mr Lelliott was also of the view that there were possibilities for investments in skill technology transfer, said the spokesman.

The deputy high commissioner also stressed for regular interaction between the trade and industrial people from both the countries.

The minister let the visiting diplomat know about the states investment policies, which included the single window clearance of projects being implemented to facilitate investments.

Agnihotri did mention the salubrious climate and power supply advantage that the Himachal had over many others states of the country as an investment destination.

There is immense potential in sectors like tourism, bio-technology, horticulture, floriculture and food processing industries, said Agnihotri.

Editor-Reporter with Hill Post, Ravinder Makhaik as a journalist has for over two decades worked for India’s leading newspapers and television networks.

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