The investments, the CM said, have come into sectors like renewable energy, real estate, education, tourism, electronic vehicle manufacturing, housing, food processing etc, which when implemented will create 92.5 lakh job opportunities in the state.
Hailing the Yogi Adityanath government of turning people’s perception about the state which was once categorized as ‘BIMARU’, the PM said that UP – despite its rich traditional and cultural heritage – used to evoke a sense of “hopelessness” because of a frail development and poor law and order situation.
“But in the last five years, UP has changed its image significantly. The state is now known for its good governance, robust law and order, peace and stability,” he said, stressing that the steps have been taken to improve its infrastructure and construct its image of being a land of “wealth creation”.
“Ek taraf double engine ki sarkar ka irada aur doosri taraf smbhavnaon se bhara UP…issey behtar partnership ho hi nahi sakti (On one hand, we have the resolve of a double-engine government and on the other, there is UP full of possibilities. There cannot be a better partnership),” he said, insisting that the government and the people should not lose the opportunity.
Inviting investors to invest in the state, the PM said that the Uttar Pradesh government and the bureaucracy have embarked on the path of progress with determination.
From the same podium, the CM assured investors of all possible assistance from the government and called upon industrialists to participate in UP’s growth story, on its way to becoming a USD 1 trillion economy.
He called upon them to take advantage of the immense opportunities present in the state and become co-travellers in its journey of progress while making New India prosperous and powerful.
PM Modi said that he welcomed the guests to the GIS because he is not just the PM but also an MP from UP. “I have a special affection towards UP and a special responsibility towards people of UP,” he said.
Detailing the state’s industrial potential, the PM said, “UP had a strong network of traditional and modern industries including the vital MSMEs.” He highlighted the carpet and silk industries of Bhadohi and Varanasi, respectively.
At the same time, industries like mobile network and manufacturing was also the hallmark of UP, he said and underscored the fact that UP was promoting the defence manufacturing sector with the help of a defence corridor. “The Indian Army is being provided with the maximum possible Made-inIndia defence equipment,” the PM said, adding that UP should take the advantage at a time when the country seeks to expedite the defence equipment industry.
Besides infrastructure, there was marked change in “sarkari soch” (the way the government thinks) which has bolstered ease of doing business. The PM said that UP had immense opportunities in the sectors like dairy, fisheries, agriculture and food processing. He especially stressed on the food processing industry for which the government has come with the Production-Linked Incentive scheme. The scheme entails to support creation of global food manufacturing champions commensurate with India’s natural resource endowment and support Indian brands of food products.