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10-06-2010, 10:24 AM #1
CWG may add $5 bn to economy, create 2.5 mn jobsThe government said on Tuesday the ongoing Commonwealth Games may add about $5 billion to the Indian economy and create about 2.5 million jobs in the next few years.
Inviting the business community of Commonwealth nations to invest in India, Minister of State for Agriculture and Consumer Affairs K V Thomas said opportunities for business during sports events are very large.
"It is estimated that the (Commonwealth) Games will have an economic outcome of close to $5 billion over the next few years and succeed in adding 2.5 million new jobs....being a human...