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India’s pavilion at Dubai expo crosses 200,000 visitors in a month: Govt

The India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai attracted more than 200,000 visitors from October 1 to November 3, making it one of the most visited pavilions.

Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai and Deputy Commissioner General for India at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “October was a huge success for the India Pavilion. We saw a strong visitor turnout and expect this momentum to continue in the coming months.”

He added: “While the India Pavilion will showcase more business opportunities for collaboration and investment, the popularity of India’s festivals, food, and cultural performances have been crucial aspects in attracting visitors from across the globe.”

The Pavilion started with the Climate and Biodiversity Week from October 3 to October 9.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy conducted various sessions that highlighted India’s renewable energy goals and climate action plan to the world.

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These weeks were followed by Space and Urban and Rural Development weeks, where discussions around the future of the sectors, the issues and challenges in the sectors, the role of the government regulations, and incentives were discussed.

Besides sector-specific weeks, the India Pavilion also hosted weeks for Gujarat, Karnataka and Ladakh.

Gujarat’s chief minister Bhupendra Patel virtually showcased the state’s vibrant pharma sector, along with its plan for sustainable development. The Karnataka week — attented by state minister for large and medium industries Murugesh Nirani, and higher education minister CN Ashwath Narayan — led to a partnership announcement between the state and Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), which plans to invest $500 million in India in the next three years across sectors. A series of events showcasing opportunities in Ladakh focussed on areas such as sustainable infrastructure, connectivity, food processing and tourism.

(With inputs from agencies)

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