Indian information technology (IT) major Wipro has chalked out ''impressive plans'' for developing low carbon business in the UK, business secretary of the UK, Lord Peter Mandelson said in Bangalore yesterday.
"I have just come from a fascinating visit to Wipro, where (the company's chairman) Azim Premji outlined impressive plans for developing low carbon business in the UK", he said while launching the IISc-UK lecture series at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.
During his visit to the company, Lord Mandelson and Premji signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on behalf of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Wipro to enhance partnerships in low carbon technologies.
Mandelson has been propagating for setting up low carbon industries in the country.
Last month, while speaking at the SMMT International Automotive Summit in London, Mandelson has promised to support the UK car industry in its attempts to be a world leader in manufacturing ultra-low-carbon vehicles.
The UK government has already pledged ?150 million towards grants for research and development (R&D) of low-carbon cars and electric recharging points, and encouraging the uptake of low-carbon vehicles in the commercial sector.