Singapore has inked four pacts with the Madhya Pradesh government in various sectors, including one worth Rs 7,000 crore to produce nearly 1,000 MW non conventional energy in two phases.It has also agreed to extend co-operation with the state government in five sectors – food processing, renewable energy, urban planning and smart city, skill development and Information Technology.”Singapore has agreed to cooperate with Madhya Pradesh in five areas including food processing, renewable energy, urban planning and smart city, skill development and IT,” Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told reporters here today.
Chouhan, who was on a four-day visit to Singapore, is also the 50th person in the world and fourth in India to get the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship.”We have also inked an agreement to produce 540 MW in first phase and 407 MW in second with an investment of Rs 7,000 crore wind energy with Sembcorp Green Infra Ltd,” he said.Besides, the state has also signed MoUs with Singapore in sectors like Urban Planning, Skill Development, Clean Energy and Food Processing Industry, he informed.For Urban Planning and Smart City, an agreement was inked between Directorate of Town and Country Planning and Singapore Corporation Enterprises.
The second agreement was inked between MP’s Technical Education and Skill Development Department and Singapore ITE Education Services, he said.The third pact was signed in the renewable energy sector while the fourth one is in the area of food processing sector between LT Foods Limited India and DMM Nutrition Products, Singapore.
He also informed that both Madhya Pradesh and Singapore have also reached an understanding to work in the IT sector.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also congratulated the farmers because of whose hard labour, the state has got Krishi Karman Award for the fourth time in a row and also expressed gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching new crop insurance scheme in the country.On January 13, the Centre cleared a crop insurance scheme under which farmers’ premium has been kept at a maximum of 2 per cent for foodgrains and oilseeds and up to 5 per cent for horticulture/cotton crops.