Saturday, June 30, 2007

Deshmukh meets Bill Gates

Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh managed to get a promise from Microsoft chief Bill Gates of investing in the IT park at Hinjewadi on the outskirts of Pune. However quantum of investment from the Microsoft is not known yet.

Deshmukh who is on an eight-day tour of the United States to promote Maharashtra as a preferred investment destination in India, met Gates and other senior officials of Microsoft Corporation at Seattle.

Gates also promised Deshmukh to help Maharashtra develop the systems which will help the state educate farmers of the latest farming techniques, updating them on the market trends and weather reports and such others. These should help increase productivity of Indian farmers, said a release from the chief minister�s office.......Deshmukh meets Bill Gates

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