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The state of Ut­tar Pradesh for the last three years has been emerg­ing as in­vestor friendly des­ti­na­tion in the coun­try. Since the Akhilesh Gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to pro­vide high stan­dard, plen­ti­ful in­fra­struc­ture fa­cil­i­ties, en­abling con­ducive pol­icy frame­work and an in­vestor friendly en­vi­ron­ment for en­sur­ing higher in­dus­trial growth a num­ber of the big­gest in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies have de­cided to set up in­dus­trial units in the state.

In or­der to at­tract in­vest­ment and cre­ate job op­por­tu­ni­ties in the state the Ut­tar Pradesh Gov­ern­ment re­cently or­gan­ised an in­vestors’ con­clave at Ho­tel Tri­dent in Mum­bai. The Chief Min­is­ter, Mr Akhilesh Ya­dav ac­com­pa­nied by some mem­bers of his cab­i­net and se­nior IAS of­fi­cers was also present dur­ing the meet.

While ad­dress­ing the gath­er­ing of around 200 del­e­gates from ma­jor In­dian and in­ter­na­tional in­dus­trial and busi­ness houses, the Chief Min­is­ter Mr Akhilesh Ya­dav stated, “Make in In­dia could not be pos­si­ble with­out ‘Make in UP’ as Ut­tar Pradesh is not only the most pop­u­lated state of In­dia but also the largest mar­ket in the coun­try”. He added, “The in­vest­ment poli­cies un­veiled by the state, bet­ter fa­cil­i­ties of roads, power, wa­ter and other es­sen­tial ser­vices clearly give an edge to the state.”

Mr Ya­dav said, “My Gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to make Ut­tar Pradesh pro­gres­sive and pros­per­ous and tak­ing it a step ahead by un­veil­ing new schemes and projects.” Un­der­lin­ing the im­por­tance of in­fra­struc­ture for holis­tic so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment the U.P. Chief Min­is­ter said that to give a boost to in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor the State was set­ting up state-of-the-art IT Parks, Mega Food Parks, Lo­gis­tic hubs, Plas­tic city, Bio-tech in­dus­trial parks and In­te­grated In­dus­trial Town­ships.

The CM said, “We be­lieve in world class in­fra­struc­ture. Projects like Agraluc­know Ex­press­way and Luc­know Metro will be com­pleted by Oc­to­ber 2016. Met­ros in Agra, Kan­pur, Al­la­habad, Meerut and

In­vestors’ con­clave held in Mum­bai re­cently has given an ex­am­ple of the vi­sion­ary ap­proach of the Ut­tar Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter, Mr Akhilesh Ya­dav when lead­ing in­dus­tri­al­ists of the coun­try, repos­ing im­mense faith in poli­cies & busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment in U.P., has pro­posed to in­vest `51 thou­sand crore in the state

Varanasi have also been planned. The State Gov­ern­ment has formulated var­i­ous poli­cies for the con­ve­nience of the in­vestors. “Mr Ya­dav said that his Gov­ern­ment had planned to de­velop tra­di­tional in­dus­tries too and a bud­get of Rs 466.53 crores had been sanc­tioned for con­struc­tion of 1,651 ur­ban agri­cul­ture mar­ket­ing hubs and plans were afoot to de­velop Kisan Bazaars in seven dis­tricts of Ut­tar Pradesh. “The motto of my Gov­ern­ment is sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and care for all the sec­tions of the so­ci­ety”, added the Chief Min­is­ter. Con­clud­ing his re­marks, the Chief Min­is­ter wel­comed the in­vestors into Ut­tar Pradesh. He said, “Ut­tar Pradesh is open for busi­ness and we are com­mit­ted to sup­port you in all as­pects. So in­vest in our State, part­ner with us, not just to in­vest in the state but be­cause I strongly be­lieve that the state is the best place for your com­pany to grow and ex­pand.”

Thus the con­certed ef­forts by Gov­ern­ment of Ut­tar Pradesh to im­prove the ease of do­ing busi­ness in the state wit­nessed good re­sponse from the in­dus­try and busi­ness com­mu­nity in Mum­bai in­vestors’ meet and in­dus­try mag­nates pro­posed to in­vest `51098 crore in the state. The ‘In­tent for Co­op­er­a­tion’ for th­ese in­vest­ments were signed by in­vestors in­clud­ing- Idea Cel­lu­lar,

LG, Reliance Jio, Go­drej Agrovet, Toshiba Power, Ceres Bio Sys­tem, Kan­odia Group, AIPMA (All In­dian Plas­tic Man­u­fac­tur­ers As­so­ci­a­tion), ITC, Indo-gulf Fer­til­iz­ers and Amul San­chay. The sec­tors which got in­vest­ments in­clude elec­tron­ics, Food Pro­cess­ing, In­fra­struc­ture, IT, Power, So­lar En­ergy, etc. It will gen­er­ate em­ploy­ment of more than two lakh peo­ple in the state.


The Chief Min­is­ter Mr Akhilesh Ya­dav on the oc­ca­sion also launched a Sin­gle Win­dow Sys­tem for fa­cil­i­tat­ing film pro­duc­tion in Ut­tar Pradesh. With launch­ing of on­line sin­gle win­dow clear­ance sys­tem film makers will get a has­sle free ap­pli­ca­tion of fil­ing and pro­cess­ing op­tion. Apart from in­dus­try cap­tains prom­i­nent bol­ly­wood per­son­al­i­ties like Ravi kis­han, Boney Kapoor, Muzaf­far ali, Manoj Bajpai, Ke­tan Me­hta, Puja Bhatt, Divya Datta, Zayed khan, Anurag kashyap, Nawaz­zudin sid­diqui and Rahul Mittra were also present in the Mum­bai con­clave. It is worth­while to men­tion here that Mr Akhilesh Ya­dav a few months ago re­leased

Film Pol­icy-2015, ac­cord­ing to which the state gov­ern­ment will take var­i­ous ini­tia­tives to pro­mote film-making in UP. Ealier, he had signed Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MOU) for set­ting up two film cities in the state. While one will be de­vel­oped along Luc­know-agra Ex­press­way by Pur­ple Seas group with tech­ni­cal sup­port pro­vided by the Gov­ern­ment of Ja­pan, Bho­jpuri film star Ravi Kis­han will de­velop an­other film city in Trans Ganga High­tech City Scheme near Un­nao dis­trict. An in­vest­ment of Rs 650 crore is es­ti­mated to be made in the two projects.


Prom­i­nent in­dus­tri­al­ists in­clud­ing Nadir Go­drej, Chair­man of Go­drej In­dus­tries, San­jay Khan, CMD of King­dom En­ter­tain­ment P Ltd, Sameer Gupta, CMD of Jackson Power and R S Sodhi, MD of Amul while Shar­ing their ex­pe­ri­ence of grow­ing busi­ness and po­ten­tial in U.P. were all praise for the fresh steps and pos­i­tive change in Akhilesh Gov­ern­ment’s ap­proach for spurring in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment in the state.

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