India interested in bagasse co-generation
January 11, 2004
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India is willing to be a partner in any economic activity with Guyana and especially would like to be part of the development of the country's sugar industry, said Indian President Dr Abdul Kalam at a banquet in honour of President Bharrat Jagdeo in New Delhi. Jagdeo is there to take part in the Second Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi, a conference devoted to the Indian Diaspora and he was among recipients of the `Outstanding Non-Resident Indian award' at the conference yesterday.
In his speech India's Kalam said "India has developed a core competence in the complete process of the sugar industry right from cultivation to the extraction of sugar and its various by- products. India is also a leader in bagasse-based co-generation of power from the sugar industry and we would like to jointly work together to see that value addition takes place ...." He also said India would be interested in helping in the fields of human resource development and small scale industry.