Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Norway signs cooperation agreement with India

Today, Norway’s Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Liv Signe Navarsete and Indian minister Dr. C. P. Joshi signed a Memorandum of Understanding for mutual cooperation on local governance in the two countries.

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development and the Ministry of Panchayati Raj will collaborate on methods to develop local governance and democracy.

“The agreement provides a basis for cooperation between politicians at central and local levels and among researchers in the two countries. There is much we can learn from each other. For example, India has over 80 percent turnout at local elections, which is a much higher turnout than in Norway,” says Liv Signe Navarsete.

Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Dr. C. P. Joshi has been visiting Norway for three days. The Indian minister is responsible for the development of rural areas in India and processes of decentralisation and local governance.

On Tuesday the Indian delegation visited the municipality of Sigdal, in Buskerud county. The visit included a presentation of Sigdal's participation in the Ministry’s project to promote women’s participation in local politics Utstillingsvindauge.

“India is doing much to get more women involved in local politics. Norway is doing the same. We face the same challenges and can learn from each other’s experiences. Minister Joshi found the visit to Sigdal very interesting and was particularly eager to hear about the excellent work being done with young people in Sigdal,” says Navarsete.

Related news

Latest news

SAR Celebrates 2nd anniversary in Kuwait

SAR Celebrates 2nd anniversary of operation in Kuwait.

SAR AS Celebrates 30 years of operation!

The history of SAR goes 50 years back to the late 1960s with the company Septik Tank Co. 

Ready to conquer the world with Hansen Protection Helicopter pilot suits

In 2017, for the first time in the history of helicopter sport, the World Cup in Helicopter Races is going to be held. It is going to take place in 7 countries, and starts on Friday April 7th in Konakovo, Russia.

SeaBass Fisherman's Work / Flotation Suit

SeaBass is a waterproof, buoyant work suit for anyone working on or around water.

Improved Surface Rescue Preparedness can Save Lives

A significant part of the Norwegian fire and rescue services lack good apparel for use in surface rescue operations. This can mean the loss of valuable time in rescue operations in water, and experts now call for a change ...

Historical contract for Norwater AS!

The excitement was at its height at Norwater AS in Høylandsbygd on Wednesday last week. The company signed its biggest contract in history, in strong competition with both Norwegian and foreign competitors. The order book ...

Export Credit Norway Finances Production of Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods in South Africa

Since being founded in 1948, the Norwegian company GC Rieber Compact has developed into a leading supplier of ready-to-use therapeutic foods to customers such as Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross, the World Food Progr...

Peru Corporate Day

On 26th September, Oslo Chamber of Commerce will for the first time receive a technological business delegation from Peru to Norway, led by PROMPERÚ.

New contract for delivery of Servogear CPP

The Servogear installation includes CPP propellers,