The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Sunday visited Lucknow to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of 81 projects in Uttar Pradesh, with a total investment of over Rs. 60,000 crore. These projects have materialised within a few months after the UP Investors Summit, which was organized in February 2018, in an effort to attract investments and promote industrialisation in the State.
The Prime Minister said that as a caring government, the objective is to ease the difficulty in the lives of people, and improve ease of living. He said that the gathering today is part of the effort to transform the State of Uttar Pradesh. He said the speed with which these projects have moved (from proposal to groundbreaking) within five months, is outstanding.
He praised the new work culture of the State Government. He said the changed investment climate in the State is bringing opportunities for employment, trade, good roads, adequate power supply, and a bright future. He said these projects would provide many new employment opportunities, and benefit various sections of society. He said that flagship programmes such as Digital India and Make in India, would receive a big boost through these projects.
The Prime Minister said India has become the world’s second largest producer of mobile phones, and Uttar Pradesh is leading this manufacturing revolution. The Prime Minister said that as infrastructure projects get completed, it will become even easier to do business in India, and expenditure incurred on logistics will reduce.
(With inputs from Prime Minister's Office)