India-France Business Summit in CHANDIGARH-16 agreements signed

French President Francois Hollande and PM Narendra Modi addressed CEOs of French and Indian companies at a business summit in Chandigarh on 24 jan.Addressing the India-France Business Summit, Modi said India and France had huge potential to work together in various fields. "We want to work closely with France...The world has accepted India as a good investment destination. India's talent and the manufacturing (skills) of France can achieve a lot. The trust and friendship with France is an asset for us," Modi said in his address. Here's the list of agreements signed at the India-France Business Summit: 1. MoU between AFD (French Development Agency) and the government of Maharashtra on technical cooperation in the field of sustainable urban development for development of smart city in Nagpur. 2. MoU between AFD and the government of the union territory (UT) of Chandigarh on technical cooperation in the field of sustainable urban development for development of smart city in Chandigarh. 3.MoU between AFD and the government of the UT of Puducherry on technical cooperation in the field of sustainable development for development of smart city in Puducherry. 4.Wind Power Development agreement between EDF JV with SITAC RE India to jointly explore opportunities for development of wind- based power project in India. 5.MoU between EPI Ltd.-Dassault Systems in urban sector development. 6.MoU between EPI-Egis in urban sector development. 7.MoU between EPI-Schneider Electric in urban sector development. 8.MoU between EPI-Thales in urban sector development. 9.MoU between EPI-EDF in urban sector development. 10.MoU between EPI-Alstom in urban sector development. 11.MoU between EPI-SA CAN in urban sector development. 12.MoU between EPI-Lumiplan ITS India Pvt. Ltd. in urban sector development. 13.MoU between EPI-POMA in urban sector development. 14.Agreement between CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) and Green Ventures in solar photovoltaic projects in the rural areas (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh). 15.Agreement between CEA and Crompton Greaves to explore opportunities in solar photovoltaic system with storage function for Indian airports. 16. Mahindra-Airbus cooperation to create the new private strategic partner for helicopters within the Make in India initiative.

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