Ground-breaking ceremony to be held again with investment target of Rs 10 lakh cr in Yogi 2.0 regime

Lucknow, March 30 : While setting the agenda for development of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath 2.0 once again started preparing to take a big leap to promote industrial investment. Under this, a grand ground-breaking ceremony will be organised in Lucknow in the next 100 days. The heads of all major industrial houses of the industry will be present in this ceremony. Through this event, the exercise of bringing industrial investment of Rs 10 lakh crore to UP will start, official sources said here on Wednesday. All the concerned departments have started their preparation with the Chief Minister giving them 100 days time for holding the event. Providing maximum employment opport ties through industrial investment in Uttar Pradesh has been the top priority of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Taking cognisance three days after taking oath, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a meeting with all Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of the government and discussed the promotion of industrial investment in the state. Adityanath had organised Investors’ Summit in Lucknow on February 21 and 22, 2018, along with formulating an a new industrial policy. Through this Investors Summit, the Chief Minister changed the picture of Lucknow as well as UP in the country, said a statement here. The first summit was attended by eminent industrialists of the country and 1065 MoUs worth Rs 4.65 lakh crore were signed during the event, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Now again on the same lines, preparations are being made to organise a grand ceremony in the state, sources said. The Yogi government had also promoted the One District One Product scheme to promote the traditional industries of every district. After the Investors Summit, the government organised a ground-breaking ceremony on July 28, 2018 to promote industrial investment in UP. Big industrialists like Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani and Kumar Mangalam Birla participated in the event, which witnessed signing of agreements worth more than Rs 60,000 crore. According to the officials of Industrial Development Department, 1045 investment proposals worth Rs 4.65 lakh crore were submitted to the government by big investors from abroad in the Investor Summit. Out of these, 215 investors have established their enterprises by investing Rs 51,240.25 crore. While 130 investors were setting up their venture by investing Rs 37,478.63 crore and 449 investors were taking action to set up their venture by investing Rs 86,842.89 crore. Even during the Novel Coronavirus crisis, 96 investors in the state took the initiative to invest Rs 66,000 crore in UP, besides investment of Rs 50,000 crore in the Defence Corridor of UP with projection of five lakh employment opport ties. Now due to Defence Corridor, BrahMos missile will be made in Lucknow and more than Rs 1245 crore is being invested in Aligarh node. MB RJ

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