‘UP to set up spe­cial po­lice force for in­dus­trial re­gions’

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - UTTARPRADESH -

LUC­KNOW: The state gov­ern­ment plans to set up a ded­i­cated po­lice force in in­dus­trial re­gions to foster safe and se­cure en­vi­ron­ment for in­vestors, ac­cord­ing to chief sec­re­tary Ra­jive Ku­mar. Ku­mar.

The chief sec­re­tary, who was speak­ing at a sem­i­nar or­gan­ised by PHD Cham­bers on Satur­day, said spe­cialised of­fi­cers would head this force in in­dus­trial re­gions like Noida etc. Be­sides se­cu­rity, in­vestors would also get good in­fra­struc­ture and ba­sic civic ameni­ties.

He said UP was prov­ing to be the most pre­ferred des­ti­na­tion for in­vest­ment as it was ready to pro­vide in­vestor-friendly busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment with its trans­par­ent and speedy de­ci­sion mak­ing process.

“Our pro­mo­tional pol­icy has got a very pos­i­tive re­sponse from the in­dus­try and I am sure it would give the right im­pe­tus to growth,” the CS said adding fur­ther the state gov­ern­ment was com­mit­ted to speed up in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment and en­cour­age in­vest­ment to cre­ate new job op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“Work on two new in­ter­na­tional air­port projects is un­der­way and UP will ben­e­fit to a great ex­tent by the pro­posed Del­hiMum­bai in­dus­trial cor­ri­dors projects of the Cen­tral gov­ern­ment,” said Ku­mar.

He said Noida had al­ready become the IT hub of the coun­try and ef­forts were be­ing made to pro­mote and fa­cil­i­tate start-up for­ays in IT sec­tor by giv­ing var­i­ous in­cen­tives to in­cu­ba­tors and seed fund. To speed up in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment a board has been formed un­der the chair­man­ship of chief min­is­ter, he said.

The state, he said, ranked first in potato, sugar cane, live­stock and milk prod­ucts. It also of­fered the largest mar­ket for con­sump­tion of food prod­uct. In ad­di­tion, Ut­tar Pradesh is the top man­u­fac­tur­ing des­ti­na­tion in In­dia con­tribut­ing more than 8% of na­tional man­u­fac­tur­ing out­put.

The chief sec­re­tary also said UP con­trib­uted in a big way in pro­vid­ing ed­u­cated work­force with its re­puted ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions and em­i­nent uni­ver­si­ties like- the Al­la­habad Univer­sity, Ali­garh Mus­lim Univer­sity, Ba­naras Hindu Univer­sity (BHU), IIT-Kanpur among oth­ers.

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