June 29, 2012 admin


  CHANDIGARH   JUNE 29:The Ambassador of Iran Mr. Saiyad Mehdi Nabi Zadeh 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 evening, Mr. Mahdi appreciated the hardworking and adventurous character for which Punjabis are renowned across the globe. 
Mr. Badal apprised the visiting envoy that Punjab’s economy was mostly an agrarian and one could easily judge the perseverance Punjabis through the fact that Punjab state even having less than 2% of the entire land of the country was a major contributor of food grains to the national kitty with its 42% share of rice and 50% that of wheat.
Mr. Badal said that their SAD-BJP government had successfully created a congenial atmosphere for the growth of Industrial sector, besides giving good governance and effectively achieved higher economic growth, thus improved the fiscal situation of the state. It had also initiated the process to establish new Power generation plants to over come the acute shortage of Power in the state and these efforts would make Punjab a Power surplus state by next two year. He said that there was a major scope to further expand economic & business ties in wide range of fields like information technology, marketing of petroleum products, agriculture produce, sharing of educational tools, engineering technologies, which could be of immense mutual benefit for the people on both sides.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister honoured the Mr. Mehdi by presenting him a Sword, and a Plaque as a token of love and affection on behalf of the Punjabis.
Secretary PWD (B&R) Mr. PS Aujla and Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Gaggandip Singh Brar were also present in the meeting.

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