Yogi meets with Indian envoys in 15 countries, asks for help for Global Investor Summit
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Indian ambassadors to 15 countries on Monday and shared with them the “development efforts” undertaken by the state government over the past few years while seeking their cooperation for the upcoming Global State Investor Summit.
Following their visit to the eight aspirational districts of the state as identified by the NITI Aayog, the ambassadors learned to have given their suggestions for the development of the state, telling the CM that the UP can play a role important in meeting the world’s food needs. The global labor shortage was also raised at the Lucknow meeting, with the envoys saying there would be no shortage of jobs if the state could provide skilled workers.
Senior diplomats included Akhilesh Mishra, Indian Ambassador to Ireland; Dinkar Asthana (Laos), Indramani Pandey, local representative (UN Geneva), Nagma Mohammad Malik (Poland), Anwar Halim (Jordan); Pankaj Sharma (Mexico), Naveen Srivastava (Nepal); Sudhakar Dalela (Bhutan) and Indian Ambassador to Portugal Manish Chauhan.
There was also Nita Bhushan, India‘s High Commissioner to New Zealand; Shubhadarshini Tripathi (Kazakhstan), Amit Kumar (South Korea), Rajkumar Srivastava (Croatia), Piyush Srivastava (Bahrain) and Rajesh Ranjan, India’s High Commissioner to Botswana.
Stating that Uttar Pradesh is the heart of India, the CM said the state is a source of India’s spiritual and cultural traditions. “The fertile land here is the foundation of this region’s prosperity. Most of the country’s sugar and ethanol production takes place in UP. We are number one in the country in the production of various vegetables and fruits. Today, when there is a food crisis in the world…UP is not only self-sufficient in food production, but also exports,” Adityanath said.
He informed the ambassadors that the three-day “UP Global Investors Summit” scheduled for February 10-12 next year aims to give new “momentum to the aspirations of the state”.
A number of job opportunities will be created through massive investments, which will directly benefit young people, he said.
Seeking the ambassadors’ help, the CM said the investor summit would be helpful in achieving the goal of making the state a $1 trillion economy by 2023.
Pointing out that a large number of people, most of whom are unskilled workers, from the state are migrating to Southeast Asia and Gulf countries, he said the government was trying to improve their skills to increase their chances of getting better pay.
Adityanath told the Ambassadors that the holistic development of the state’s eight ambitious districts (Balrampur, Siddharthnagar, Sonbhadra, Chandauli, Fatehpur, Chitrakoot, Bahraich and Shravasti) is taking place in a planned manner and ambitious blocks of development are also underway. identification and an action plan has been prepared for the same.
He also claimed that there has been a record increase in the state’s exports due to the effective implementation of the One District, One Product (ODOP) program. “The state’s exports have increased from nearly Rs 88,000 crore to Rs 1.60 lakh crore in the last five years,” he claimed.
Regarding the proposed new industrial project in the state, Adityanath told the diplomats that the state government is advancing sectoral projects such as plastic parks, toy parks, film city, logistics parks, mega leather parks, a medical device park, which can be a good opportunity for investors.
UP would soon become a state with 13 highways, 6 of which have already become operational, he added.