In order to develop smart cities, Canada has shown interest in setting the first Horticulture University in Haryana. This is expected to explore possibilities of a joint venture between Canada and the state. High Commissioner Nadir Patel led a high-level Canadian delegation to India and met the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to explore the possibilities of a joint venture that could help build up smart cities in India.
Nadir Patel had offered to set up a horticulture university in Haryana, which would be first of its kind in Haryana. This would further strengthen the ties between the two nations and would help Haryana to reach out to global standards. Along with investing in Horticulture University, Canada has shown interest to invest in a host of other sectors such as, defence technology, education, micro irrigation, skill development, renewable energy, health and industry sectors.
According to the official statement released by the Chief Minister of Haryana, “I look forward to join hands with Canada for development of Haryana through all possible partnerships between governments, companies and educational institutions. We are particularly looking for specialization in skill development of our youth so that they become more employable.”
Tapping solar power and using it for the betterment of the state was also one of the major agendas by the Chief Minister. Regarding the same he said, “We have set a target to generate 4,000 MW of solar energy from private units, including rooftop plates.”
Nonstop flights between Toronto (Canada) and New Delhi (India) would be started by Canada from November 3, which is expected to boost the mutual co-operation between the two countries and help getting more such ties in future.