Chandigarh, November 30 – Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal directed the Foreign Cooperation Department to target potato processing and cold storage technology in Haryana in collaboration with Dutch investors.
A delegation from the Netherlands including Sh. Vikas Chaturvedi from Valuecent, Netherland, Sh. Bhavana Vishwanath from Kiremko BV, Ms. Shilpa Mittal from Women on Wings, Sh. Gowhar Shah from Ridder Netherland, Sh. Puneet Raman from PUM Netherlands, and Sh. Rajesh Chauhan from Schouten Europe interacted with the Chief Minister in a meeting organized by the Foreign Cooperation Department here today.
During the meeting, the delegation was informed that Haryana is a pioneer in potato seed production. Sh. Manohar Lal directed the Foreign Cooperation Department to facilitate field visits for the Dutch investors to the sites that have been identified to set up potato processing units and cold storage plants in the state.
The Chief Minister further said that focus should be laid on how to increase participation of women with the help of Centre of Excellence and women entrepreneur facilitation programme to connect with the global supply chain in FPOs.
Further, Dutch investments in Haryana in areas of Horticulture, Agriculture and Floriculture were also discussed. The Chief Minister said that it is very important to understand next-gen technology so that Haryana can implement the latest technology to enhance productivity and income of the farmers.
Agriculture Minister, Sh. JP Dalal, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr. Sumita Misra, Managing Director, SFACH, Dr. Arjun Singh Saini, and Advisor, Foreign Cooperation Department, Sh. Pawan Chaudhary among others were present during this meeting.
By: Madhur vyas