Executives of green US companies to visit India in October

Advancing Obama administration's agenda, executives of top US companies engaged in green technologies will visit India later this year with the objective of enhancing business collaboration between the two countries and help India meet its growing energy needs.

The 'Green India Executive Mission' is being organized by the US-India Business Council (USIBC) in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the US Commercial Service of the US Department of Commerce.

"The mission would comprise of senior executives representing major US companies offering these technologies, which can help India meet its energy security needs and mitigate climate change," USIBC Director Policy Advocacy Ted Jones said.

The 5-day mission beginning October 26 will visit New Delhi and Mumbai. It is expected to be co-led by a senior official from the US Department of Commerce.

The American executives will meet senior government officials in New Delhi from October 26-28 and will have policy discussion there.

They would participate in the CII-USIBC Green Business Summit in Mumbai from October 29-30, wherein, the visiting executives will network with their Indian counterparts about the main commercial opportunities in these technologies.

"This is all in advance to the Copenhagen Summit. So there will be great opportunities for industries from both sides to identify the areas of cooperation," USIBC President Ron Somers said. "It could not have been any timelier," chipped Jones.

"With both governments talking about moving beyond nuclear energy in energy cooperation...both sides agree that deployment of low-carbon technology in India has to be the solution to bridge the gap that has been existing in the climate change talks," Jones said.

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