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DCM invites more US firms to Karnataka

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Consul General Judith Ravin lauds state’s progressive steps

BENGALURU:

Investment opportunities by US firms in Karnataka were top of the agenda at a meeting on Monday between Consul General Judith Ravin and Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan. The DCM, who also hold the electronics and IT/BT portfolio, told his guest that American companies were doing well in the state and there was further scope for US companies in various segments.

A Power Point presentation on the state’s IT policy, incentives, land reforms, etc. was made at the meeting.

Dr Meena Nagaraj, Director, Department of Electronics & IT/BT, gave a presentation on the IT/BT/electronics ecosystem in the state. Prashanth Prakash, Chairman, Karnataka Start-up Vision Group, spoke about the government’s focus on incubators, accelerators, start-ups, skill development and collaborations. P Pradeep, Commissioner, Department of Collegiate Education, spoke on the LMS (learning management system), University Unified Management System, and the revamp of the diploma curriculum.

Consul General Judith Ravin appreciated the measures taken by the state government and said the US was interested in collaborations in Karnataka.

Among those present were Dr Ramana Reddy, ACS, Department of Electronics and IT/BT, and H Bharath Kumar, Political/Economic Specialist with the US Consulate General in Chennai.

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