November 30, 2011 admin


CHANDIGARH  NOVEMBER 30: The Ambassador of USA Mr. A. Peter Burleigh today called on Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal. Taking part in the deliberations during a meeting with Mr. Badal at Chief Minister’s residence this morning, Mr. Peter appreciated the entrepreneurship for which Punjabis were known world over.  He also presented a philosophical book of United States to Mr. Badal. Mr. Badal apprised the Ambassador that Punjab’s economy was basically an agrarian with less than 2% of entire land of the country and was a major contributor of food grains to the national pool with 42% and 50% of share in rice and wheat respectively. SAD-BJP government as an alliance had created a congenial atmosphere for the growth of Industrial sector also, added Mr. Badal. Mr. Badal said that their government had not only given the good governance but effectively achieved higher economic growth and improved the fiscal situation of the state, besides initiated the process to establish new Power plants to over come the acute shortage of Power supply in the state, which would make Punjab as a Power surplus state by next year. On the occasion, the Chief Minister honoured the visiting envoy by presenting him a Siropa, Sword and a Plaque as a token of love and affection on behalf of the Punjabis. Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. DS Guru and Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Gaggandip Singh Brar were also present in the meeting.

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