Guangdong seeks green collaboration with Maharatra
The most economically advanced regions of China and India - Guangdong Province and Maharatra State - should co-operate on green initiatives according to a senior development official from the Chinese province.
A delegation from Guangdong is currently in Maharatra to meet senior government officials and initiate talks on the issue of collaboration .
At a discussion organized by the Observer Research Foundation Zie Pengfei, director-general of Guangdon's Development Resources Centre, said there were many benefits to be obtained from co-operation since both states have similar industrialization histories.
Meeting co-chairman Suresh Prabhu, a former minister in India's federal government, told The Times of India that the initiative was part of a decision by leaders in Guangdong to have a closer relationship with Maharashtra and an MoU had been signed last year.
"China was developing cutting-edge technology in the field of solar energy, wind and hydro-electric power. We could use the research to improve the quality of life in cities which are now getting polluted," Prabhu said.