The Canadian province Saskatchewan expects greater ties with India in food and agriculture business with India. The provincial premier, Brad Wall will be visiting India from November 16 to 23, 2014. The week-long mission will include stops in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Muzzarfarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) and Chandigarh.
During his second visit to India, the premier will explore areas of deeper cooperation in energy, agriculture, food and innovation. He is also expected to profile business opportunities in the province of Saskatchewan for Indian investors.
On the trade relations with India,Wall said before his visit, “Saskatchewan led Canada’s exports to India in 2013 — US$1 billion worth of products. But we can build on that base even further, with our demonstrated strengths in the food, fuel and fertiliser that expanding economies like India need.
The premier will deliver keynote addresses at a reception from the Canada-India Business Council’s in Mumbai and at a luncheon with Gujarati investors in Ahmedabad. He will also address the audience at the opening ceremony of CII Agro-Tech 2014 in Chandigarh and speak to the importance of potash at a meeting with 400 farmers in Muzzarfarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
India has rapidly become one of Saskatchewan’s major trading partners and Wall will be focusing on growing relationship in a visit to the country.
“Saskatchewan can be an important partner as India achieves food self-sufficiency and improves the productivity of its crops. We can support the India’s ambitious nuclear energy program and we can help it ‘green’ its coal industry through our world-leading expertise in carbon capture and storage,” the premier said.