February 2015 \ Business & Investment \ Business
States woo Diaspora

Haryana’s Khattar spoke about the soil health card programme launched by his Government for farmers and to boost productivity. He said his state wants to produce fruits and vegetables for the international market. He also said that his state produces the largest number of medal winning sportspersons. “We want to make the state a sports hub and also in trade.”

Chouhan invited the diaspora to “Come and make in Madhya Pradesha in the line of Modi’s ‘Make in India’”, promising an investor-friendly climate and 24x7 electricity and a special NRI cell to tackle different projects. Chandy spoke in favour of granting the diaspora online voting rights. “We must think of providing the diaspora online voting facilities and make suitable changes in electoral laws.”

He also expressed appreciation for the efforts of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to bring back the Kerala nurses stranded in Iraq and in Libya and said the Government should bring out a rehabilitation package for them.

He said that employment opportunities in the Gulf sector may diminish following reforms like ‘Nitaqat’ that could force Indians to return home.

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