US delegation to visit UP for 'Smart City': Verma

Thu, 2015-09-03 17:05 -- SCC India Staff

Richard Rahul Verma

US Ambassador to India Richard Rahul Verma said the US is working on developing 'Smart Cities in Uttar Pradesh, and an American delegation would soon meet the state officials for a detailed discussion on developing Allahabad as a 'Smart City'.

According to a ET reatly news report, during his meeting with the chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, Verma said that America wants to increase economic and trade relationship with India and would also assist India in the education sector.

The ambassador is keen to strengthen and increase bilateral ties with India, especially with Uttar Pradesh, which would also get support from the US entrepreneurs, who are interested in investing in the state.

CM Yadav said there are numerous investment opportunities in sectors like agriculture, agro-processing, waste management and infrastructure development, and assured the US ambassador that the state government would extend all support, including government’s pro-investment policies offering a number of facilities to entrepreneurs.