“My personal commitment to Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is that New Zealand will be committed to improve efficiency and productivity of the farmers in the state by providing them technology transfer in agriculture, horticulture and dairy sector,” said Dr Richard Worth, Minister of Crown, New Zealand.
Worth said Tata, Kingfisher and Reliance are household names in New Zealand. “Ten per cent of the total population of our country, around two million, comprises Indians. Of this, 10 per cent, around 1.22 lakh (122,000), are Punjabis.
New Zealand committed to help farmers of Punjab; Indian Express, February 28, 2009.