Punjab govt constitutes panel to woo NRI investors

Punjab govt constitutes panel to woo NRI investors

Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, NRI Affairs Minister.

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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