Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 12
The government has constituted Punjab High-powered Investment Committee to encourage NRIs to invest in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by NRI Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi.
Stating this here today, Sodhi said the decision had been taken after Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh suggested forming a committee to persuade NRIs to invest in the industrial and other sectors in the state. Sodhi said prominent NRIs were demanding that the government should set up a state-level forum or committee for investment, which could act as a link between the government and NRIs. It would work as a joint committee between the NRI Affairs Department and Invest Punjab.
He said Kirpa Shankar Saroj, Additional Chief Secretary, NRI Affairs, would be the chairman of the committee; Rajat Agarwal, CEO, Invest Punjab, would be the vice-chairman; and DPS Kharbanda, Special Secretary, NRI Affairs, would be the member secretary. The members include the Additional CEO of Invest Punjab; Deepinder Singh Dhillon, Joint Director (IT) of Invest Punjab, Manjit Singh Nijhar.
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