US NRI to invest Rs 2k cr in Haryana
US-BASED Spectrum International, a company owned by a non-resident Indian, has decided to invest Rs 2,000 crore in Haryana’s food preservation and processing industries. This was announced at a reception organised for visiting Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in New Jersey by people from Haryana in the US and prominent local associations. Mr Hooda is leading a high-powered delegation of the state government and the Confederation of Indian Industry, which aims to project Haryana as the most preferred investment destination. They arrived in New York on Tuesday. Mr Hooda also announced that a nodal officer would be appointed by the state government to co-ordinate with NRIs. The chief minister welcomed NRIs to invest in the state and announced that all efforts would be made by the state to facilitate their investment. He invited them to the state to compare and evaluate the infrastructure available. The chief minister said power projects of 5,000 mw were being implemented in the state. The meeting was attended by more than 200 NRIs, mainly from Haryana. They lauded the efforts the chief minister was making for Haryana. The other members of the delegation include irrigation minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav, Twenty Point Programme deputy chairman Phool Chand Mullana and Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board chairman Shadi Lal Batra.