Ontario Pitches India On Ways To Grow Green
Second Ontario Trade Mission Leaves For India
Premier Dalton McGuinty flew to India today to promote Ontario expertise in green technology in one of the world's fastest-growing economies. It's the second time he's led an Ontario trade mission to India.
India has made sustainable growth a priority. Ontario's delegation is made up of companies with expertise in green technology and infrastructure that India can use as it continues to grow. The mission will help create partnerships in India that create high-skilled jobs in Ontario.
The trade mission includes 31 delegates from 27 organizations. Ontario's Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Sandra Pupatello, is also participating in the mission, making her fourth visit to India. Several delegates participated in a similar mission to China resulting in $600 million in new trade agreements.
The first stop for the Ontario trade mission will be New Delhi, where the Premier will meet with political and business leaders. The delegation will then travel to Mumbai and Hyderabad before returning on December 12.
- Premier McGuinty's first trade mission to India took place in January 2007.
- India's National Action Plan On Climate Change includes major initiatives on solar power, energy efficiency, habitat and water conservation.
- Ontario's delegation includes experts in green energy, sewage and water treatment, energy storage, LEEDs certification and representatives from four universities.
“India is serious about leaving a better world for their children and so are we. They have environmental challenges and we have environmental solutions. By working together, we'll create opportunities for people in India and Ontario.”
“Our government is actively trying to find opportunities for Ontario companies in rapidly-growing markets like India. This business mission will allow us to showcase our expertise in green and clean technologies.”