Chandigarh: Swiss Ambassador to India Linus Yon Castelmur on Friday called on Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil and discussed issues related to tourism and farmers.

The Ambassador enquired whether farmers here get funds easily to which Patil said that the peasantry get subsidy on irrigation, fertilisers and electricity, an official spokesman said.

Patil suggested Castelmur ways to strengthen partnerships in agri-related ventures especially food processing.

Bold initiatives have been taken for the generation of more power with a focus on tapping solar energy to meet growing demand in different sectors of economy, the Governor said.


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