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Ghana seeks Indian support for revival of jute cultivation

15
Mar '07
KOLKATA:
Ghana plans to revive jute cultivation in the country to meet its requirement of packaging of cocoa beans.

Jute cultivation in Ghana is nearly extinct and as it is the largest producers and exporters of cocoa in the world it requires gunny bags for packaging.

The country has to import gunny bags from India and Bangladesh to package cocoa beans.

High Commissioner of Republic of Ghana, John Bentum Williams said that his country requires active support from West Bengal Government to help in reviving jute cultivation and jute-based industry in his country.

He was addressing an interactive session held here recently on Indo-Ghana joint business forum, organized by CII (eastern region).

World Bank has identified Ghana as most preferred destination for foreign investment among all African countries, said Williams, while inviting Indian investment to Ghana.

Ghana prefers to have co-operation in small and medium industries sector where the Indian state has developed expertise, Williams said.


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