Sweden Can Help India With Cleaner Technology, Says Consul General

Sweden says it can provide clean technology to India, whose bad air quality has become an area of concern.

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Cars and autorickshaws move through Connaught Place in New Delhi, the most polluted city in the world. (Photo: AP)

Sweden has said it is keen to provide clean technology solutions to India, whose bad air quality has become an area of concern.

Sweden has many years of experience in the field of clean technology. The much-debated air quality, for example, could benefit from Swedish solutions...Swedish companies have good technologies and know-how to meet the changing demand in health care.

Fredrika Ornbrant, Consul General of Sweden in Mumbai

Swedish Consul General in Mumbai, Fredika Ornbrant. (Photo: <a href="http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Mumbai/About-us/Consul-General-Staff/">Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai</a>)
Swedish Consul General in Mumbai, Fredika Ornbrant. (Photo: Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai)

Ornbrant added that sustainable transport, an important part of the ‘Smart City’ concept, is another area where Swedish companies are strong.

However, hurdles like import regulations, restrictions and customs duty impact companies negatively, especially in the life sciences, health care, automotive and heavy vehicles sectors, she said.

Exports and imports of goods between India and Sweden amounted to slightly over $2 billion in 2014. Ornbrant said the trade between the two countries gained momentum last year after two years of decline.

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