High-powered panel to woo foreign investment

Jalandhar-based Karan Randhawa, NRI Coordinator, Australia, is also part of the committee

High-powered panel to woo foreign investment

Karan Randhawa

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 10

The Government of Punjab has formed a high-powered investment committee. Jalandhar-based Karan Randhawa, NRI Coordinator, Australia, is also part of the committee. Apart from him, NRI Coordinator UK Manjit Singh Nijjar will also be part of the committee. The decision to form the committee was taken in the meeting presided over by NRI Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi.

Karan Randhawa said the committee had been formed on the directions of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi to aim for development of the state through foreign investment. “Apart from this, committee will also make efforts to help recover from Covid-imposed economic crisis taking into consideration the changing world economic scenario. The main aim of this committee would be to woo foreign investors in a strategic manner and to work towards creating coordination between the NRI Affairs Department and different departments of the Punjab Government. By including NRIs into the committee will help create a favourable environment to attract foreign investors and companies,” Randhawa said.

Karan Randhawa and Manjit Nijjar said the NRI community had appreciated the decision to include NRIs into the said committee for the development of the state. It would prove a landmark decision for the socio-economic development of the state.

As per the notification, Kripa Shankar Saroj, Additional Chief Secretary, NRI Affairs Department, will be its Chairman; Rajat Agarwal, CEO, INVEST PUNJAB, will be Vice-Chairman; DPS Kharbanda, Special Secretary of the NRI Affairs Department, will be the Secretary Member, and Invest Punjab Additional CEO will be member.

Apart from Deepinder Dhillon, Joint Director, IT Invest Punjab, Meena Dhesi Sanghera, NRI Coordinator, USA, Harnik Singh from the UAE will be members of the committee.

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