Addressing representatives of about 25 Australian Superfunds, who have huge investible assets, Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday invited them to invest in India. The Minister informed them about the work being done towards transforming and reforming India and the numerous investment opportunities being generated for investors.
He focussed on structural changes such as introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), shifting of informal sector resources to formal sector through financial inclusion and increased digitisation and the measures being taken towarxds making the processes of doing business in India easier.
Investment opportunities in various infrastructure projects such as industrial corridors, ports, smart cities, airports and railway projects were highlighted by him. This was followed by further presentations by Invest-India and Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) on details of specific investment projects that Australian Superfunds could invest in.
He also met Gladys Berejiklian, the Premier of New South Wales — the largest state of Australia. Prabhu also met leaders of the Indian diaspora in Sydney on Tuesday.
The 15th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) was held on Monday, in Canberra, Australia.
The meeting was jointly chaired by Suresh Prabhu and Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo.