US Ambassador offers USAID for Haryana’s Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Nutrition Programs

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The United States Ambassador to India, Richard Verma has offered all help through USAID (United State Agency for International Development) and other such US agencies for the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Nutrition Programs of Government of Haryana.

Richard Verma, who called on Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal in Chandigarh on Wednesday, also showed keen interest in Haryana Government’s initiative of inviting US based companies and entrepreneurs to invest in Haryana. He was happy to know that with the enthusiasm shown by the investors, the state had decided to hold a “Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit” in February 2016.

The US Ambassador said that US was willing to enhance mutual cooperation with Haryana government in setting up of Theme Parks, Food Parks, online education and training, e-learning, skill based training modules, student exchange programmes and women empowerment related projects.  Richard Verma extended an invitation to the government for participating in the fifth US –India Aviation Summit being held at Mangalore on November 3 and 4.

Haryana Government on the other hand will explore possibilities of providing land for setting up defence or aeronautical related offset projects to US based companies. Besides, the government will also find possibilities of mutual cooperation and support in auto-automotive and precision manufacturing industries.

Khattar said that government was in the process of setting up of an international airport at Hisar and creating facilities for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) shop for engine overhaul, avionics and complete overhaul of aircrafts. Bids had been invited for engaging an international consultant. Government has also signed an MoU with Carrier Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Limited, a unit of United Technologies Corporation at Pratt and Whitney Plant, for setting up an additional plant for manufacturing air-conditioning devices in Gurgaon. Khattar said that State government is also in the process of setting up University for Skill Development to enhance employability of youth.

Manohar Lal Khattar also informed US Ambassador that his official-cum-business delegation recent visit to US was every purposeful and result oriented and US based Indo-American entrepreneurs were extremely responsive and evinced keen interest in investing in Haryana  as a result of which Haryana has received investment proposal worth Rs.10,000 crore.

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