French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Mehbooba sought the French expertise in tapping solar energy and lake rejuvenation in the state as well as the latest technology in solid waste management.
The two had extensive discussions on areas of education, economy, tourism and urban infrastructure also, an official spokesman said.
The chief minister apprised the envoy of the developmental initiatives taken by her government besides boosting sectors like horticulture, handicrafts and tourism, he said.
The French envoy evinced keen interest in the education sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the spokesman said.
He informed the chief minister that student exchange programmes between his country and India had doubled in the last two years.