Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu had a virtual meeting with Kansas Governor Laura Kelly where they had discussions on renewable energy, agricultural trade and partnerships educational.
The discussion was about expanding India’s ties with the state, Sandhu said in a tweet.
Discussed renewable energy, agricultural trade, educational partnerships and the strength of the diaspora in the region, he said after the virtual meeting.
India has a strong relationship with Kansas. Indian exports to Kansas amount to $ 122.8 million and imports to $ 81.5 million.
Two Indian companies, Cambridge Technology Enterprises and VVF, are present in Kansas.
Garmin, a Kansas-based GPS technology company, has a presence in India, along with Black and Veatch, a construction / infrastructure company, and Se2, a service provider in the insurance industry.
A large number of Indian students study at universities in Kansas including the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University, Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University, and Washburn University. .
The 32nd largest economy in the United States with a GDP of $ 155.9 billion, Kansas is primarily an agricultural state, with nearly 90% of its land devoted to it.
Kansas only follows Texas and Montana in total agricultural area. It is the producer of American wheat, also known as the breadbasket of the United States.
Also a major producer of sorghum and corn, soybeans and sunflowers are also the main crops there.
Cattle and calves, however, are the most valuable agricultural product.
The two main industries are related to transport equipment and computer machinery.
Wichita is a center of the aviation industry, mainly producing private planes. The state is a major producer of crude oil and has significant reserves of natural gas and helium.
The state’s economy is heavily influenced by the aerospace industry. Several major aerospace companies have manufacturing facilities in Wichita and Kansas City, including Spirit AeroSystems, Bombardier Aerospace (LearJet), and Textron Aviation.
Boeing also had an industrial presence in Kansas, but ended decades of manufacturing in the state in 2013.
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