'Punjab Investor Summit to help boost the agricultural sector'

Chandigarh, December 1 () The Punjab government will take advantage of the upcoming 'Punjab Progressive Investors Summit' to reach some of the world's leading consumer goods companies to boost the agricultural sector, an official statement said on Sunday.

The summit, which will be held from December 5 to 6, will serve as a platform to promote new initiatives and the adoption of technologies for the improvement of the agricultural sector through the adoption of clean agricultural practices, he added.

Amid the growing focus on modernization of agriculture to make it more sustainable and progressive for farmers, the government led by Captain Amarinder Singh will take advantage of the upcoming Summit of Progressive Punjab Investors 2019 to reach some of the world's leading FMCG companies to associate the state is driving the sector, the state government said in a statement.

The summit comes at a time when the agricultural sector is at the center of attention due to air pollution caused by burning stubble, and the state government is trying to promote mechanization to get rid of rice straw.

The World Economic Forum (EMF) is extending full support to the Punjab government in its efforts to build and strengthen a more sustainable agricultural sector, the statement said.

Its objective will be to improve farmers' incomes and help them move up the value chain. It will also help to obtain support for new agriculture-focused companies that have emerged in large numbers in the state in recent years and have demonstrated their merit on international platforms for their unique digital and sustainable agricultural solutions.

Major agricultural players such as ITC, Godrej Tyson, Hariyalee Seeds, the Frozen Spaniards of Navarra and IFFCO have confirmed their participation in the summit, which will highlight potential growth opportunities in this sector, as well as the strengths of the Punjab ecosystem, he added. statement said. The state government is organizing the 'Summit of progressive investors of Punjab on December 5 and 6, which will feature the participation of micro, small and medium enterprises of Punjab, in addition to the main industrialists, entrepreneurs of the new era, missions foreigners and other dignitaries, Additional Punjab Chief secretary Vini Mahajan had said recently. SOL BAL BAL

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