US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell on Friday said there were improvements in infrastructure in Kolkata and its fringes.

Addressing the Pan IIT Global Conference 2012 here, she said infrastructure at places like Rajarhat New Town and Salt Lake IT city has been improving. The US Ambassador said she has been observing the city ever since she served as the US Consul-General in Kolkata from 1992-93.

Powell pointed out that several US companies have operations in West Bengal and Cognizant is one of them (having its facility in Rajarhat and Salt Lake and other parts of Kolkata).

Education

Commenting on educational collaboration between US and India, Powell said, “Both India and the US recognise the importance of exchange of ideas and that is why we organise higher educational dialogues.” “India and the US have much to do to collaborate in future in the field of science and technology,” she added.

Stating that Indian companies are rich in human capital, Powell said, “I look at the Indian companies to collaborate with American companies to form joint venture. Indian companies have huge human capital and our products are technologically innovative.”

ayan.pramanik@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on December 7, 2012)
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