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Premji to join hands with government

Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy with Wipro chairman Azim Premji in his office in Vidhana Soudha, on Tuesday.

Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy with Wipro chairman Azim Premji in his office in Vidhana Soudha, on Tuesday.  

Keen to promote zero investment farming concept

After IT giant Infosys decided to join hands with the State government for the Namma Metro project, Wipro chairman Azim Premji has shown interest in collaborating in environmental protection and agricultural promotion.

Mr. Premji, who called on Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in Vidhana Soudha on Tuesday, has expressed his desire to be part of Zero Investment Farming concept, for which the State government has earmarked ₹50 crore in its budget.

His company, under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is working in the agriculture sector in Andhra Pradesh. In the same way, the company is interested in working with the Karnataka government, especially in promoting the zero investment farming concept, he said.

The chief minister said that he will appoint Additional Chief Secretary (Forests) to coordinate with Wipro to take the initiative forward.

Sarjapur Road

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mr. Kumaraswamy said that Mr. Premji had drawn his attention towards problems in Sarjapur. “The seven-kilometre road near Sarjapur is in a very bad condition. Officials have been instructed to take up the work on a war-footing,” he said.

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