The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi attended the Ground Breaking Ceremony @3.0 of the UP Investors Summit at Lucknow today. During the Ground Breaking Ceremony, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of 1406 projects worth more than Rs 80,000 crores. The projects encompass diverse sectors like Agriculture and Allied, IT and Electronics, MSME, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Pharma, Tourism, Defence & Aerospace, Handloom & Textiles etc. The ceremony was attended by top industry leaders of the country. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister Shri Rajnath Singh were among those present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister thanked the investors for showing their faith in the capability, dedication, hard work and understanding of the youth of Uttar Pradesh. He also asked the industrialists to visit Kashi. “As a representative of Kashi, I would urge you to visit my Kashi. Fact that Kashi, along with its ancient glory can emerge into a new version of itself, is a living example of the capabilities of Uttar Pradesh”, he added.
The Prime Minister said that proposals that were entered into today will create new possibilities in Uttar Pradesh and reflect the growing confidence in the growth story of Uttar Pradesh. “Only our democratic India has the power to meet the parameters of a trustworthy partner that the world is looking for today. Today the world is looking at India's potential as well as appreciating India's performance”, he said. The Prime Minister informed that India is the fastest growing of the G20 economies and is at number two in the Global Retail Index. India is the third largest energy consumer country in the world. Last year, a record FDI of $84 billion came from more than 100 countries of the world. India has created a new record by exporting merchandise worth more than $ 417 billion i.e. 30 lakh crore rupees in the last financial year, he informed.
Referring to the completion of 8 years of the NDA government at the centre, the Prime Minister pointed out that “over the years we have moved ahead with the mantra of Reform-Perform-Transform. We have laid emphasis on Policy Stability, Emphasis on Coordination, Emphasis on Ease of Doing Business”. He illustrated the point further by talking about the reforms that are uniting the entire country as one nation. He said “we have worked to strengthen India as one nation with our reforms. One Nation-One Tax GST, One Nation-One Grid, One Nation-One Mobility Card, One Nation-One Ration Card. These efforts are a reflection of our solid and clear policies”, he added.
Speaking about the strides made in Uttar Pradesh after 2017, the Prime Minister said “for faster growth, our double engine government is working together on infrastructure, investment and manufacturing. The allocation of unprecedented capital expenditure of Rs 7.50 lakh crore in this year's budget is a step in this direction”, he said. He said that the improved law and order situation has restored the confidence of the business community, created a proper atmosphere for industry and improved the administrative systems in the state. He said that as a MP from the state, he has felt the capability and potential in the administration and government of the state that the country expects from them. He complimented the changed mood and work culture of the state machinery. Uttar Pradesh is home to one fifth or one sixth population of the country, therefore it has a huge bearing on the development of the country. Describing the inherent strengths of Uttar Pradesh the Prime Minister said that nothing can stop the state from moving on the path of development. He informed that in the latest Budget, there was an announcement of a 5 KM chemical-free natural farming corridor on both the banks of Ganga. Uttar Pradesh has 1100 KM of Ganga River covering 25-30 districts. This will create huge opportunities for natural farming. He said for the corporate world now is the golden opportunity to invest in the agriculture sector. He said that PLI schemes and allocation of 7.5 lakh crore rupees for capital expenditure will also benefit the state. He also mentioned the defence corridor in the state as a harbinger of new opportunities. Steps like modern PowerGrid, gas pipeline, multi model connectivity, record number of expressways, strengthening of connectivity of economic zones, modern railway infrastructure, Eastern and western Dedicated Freight Corridor all are converging in Uttar Pradesh with a promise of giving a new push to the development of Uttar Pradesh.
The Prime Minister said that in the last few years a new culture of delivering projects on time has developed in the country. Citing the digital revolution as an example of this tendency the Prime Minister reiterated the growth story of the country in recent years. He Informed that in 2014, there were only 65 million broadband subscribers in our country. Today their number has exceeded 78 crores. In 2014, one GB of data used to cost around Rs 200. Today its price has come down to Rs 11-12. India is one of the countries in the world where data is so cheap. In 2014, less than 100 gram panchayats in the country were connected with optical fiber. Today the number of gram panchayats connected with optical fiber has also crossed two and a half lakhs. Before 2014, we had only a few hundred start-ups. But today the number of registered start-ups in the country is also reaching around 70 thousand. Recently, India has also made a record of 100 unicorns. “We are with development by policy, decisions and intention. We will all be with you in your every endeavour and will support you every step of the way”, the Prime Minister assured the investors and industrialists.
The UP Investors Summit 2018 was held on 21st -22nd February 2018, with the first Ground Breaking Ceremony being held on 29 July, 2018 and second Ground Breaking Ceremony on 28 July 2019. During the first Ground Breaking Ceremony, foundation of 81 projects worth more than Rs 61,500 crore was laid, while in the second Ground Breaking Ceremony, foundation of 290 projects with investments of more than Rs 67,000 crore was laid.
दुनिया आज जिस भरोसेमंद साथी को तलाश रही है उस पर खरा उतरने का सामर्थ्य सिर्फ हमारे लोकतांत्रिक भारत के पास है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2022
दुनिया आज भारत के potential को भी देख रही है और भारत की Performance की भी सराहना कर रही है: PM @narendramodi
बीते साल दुनिया के 100 से अधिक देशों से, 84 बिलियन डॉलर का रिकॉर्ड FDI आया है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2022
भारत ने बीते वित्तीय वर्ष में 417 बिलियन डॉलर यानि 30 लाख करोड़ रुपए से ज्यादा का मर्केंडाइज एक्सपोर्ट करके नया रिकॉर्ड बनाया है: PM @narendramodi
हम G20 अर्थव्यवस्थाओं में सबसे तेज़ी से Grow कर रहे हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2022
आज भारत, Global Retail Index में दूसरे नंबर पर है।
भारत, दुनिया का तीसरा सबसे बड़ा Energy Consumer देश है: PM @narendramodi
हाल ही में केंद्र की एनडीए सरकार ने अपने 8 वर्ष पूरे किए हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2022
इन वर्षों में हम Reform-Perform-Transform के मंत्र के साथ आगे बढ़े हैं।
हमने Policy Stability पर जोर दिया है, कॉर्डिनेशन पर जोर दिया है, Ease of Doing Business पर जोर दिया है: PM @narendramodi
हमने अपने Reforms से एक राष्ट्र के रूप में भारत को मजबूती देने का काम किया है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2022
One Nation-One Tax GST हो,
One Nation-One Grid हो,
One Nation-One Mobility Card हो,
One Nation-One Ration Card हो,
ये प्रयास, हमारी ठोस और स्पष्ट नीतियों का प्रतिबिंब हैं: PM @narendramodi
तेज विकास के लिए, हमारी डबल इंजन की सरकार Infrastructure, Investment और Manufacturing तीनों पर एक साथ काम कर रही है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2022
इस साल के बजट में साढ़े 7 लाख करोड़ रुपए के अभूतपूर्व capital expenditure का allocation इसी दिशा में उठाया गया कदम है: PM @narendramodi
2014 में देश में 100 से भी कम ग्राम पंचायतें ऑप्टिकल फाइबर से जुड़ी थीं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2022
आज ऑप्टिकल फाइबर से जुड़ी ग्राम पंचायतों की संख्या भी पौने दो लाख को पार कर गई है: PM @narendramodi
2014 में हमारे देश में सिर्फ साढ़े 6 करोड़ ब्रॉडबैंड सब्सक्राइबर्स थे।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2022
आज इनकी संख्या 78 करोड़ से ज्यादा हो चुकी है।
2014 में एक GB डेटा करीब-करीब 200 रुपए का पड़ता था।
आज इसकी कीमत घटकर 11-12 रुपए रह गई है। भारत दुनिया के उन देशों में है जहां इतना सस्ता डेटा है: PM
2014 से पहले हमारे यहां कुछ सौ स्टार्ट-अप्स ही थे।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2022
लेकिन आज देश में रजिस्टर्ड स्टार्ट-अप्स की संख्या भी 70 हजार के आसपास पहुंच रही है।
अभी हाल ही में भारत ने 100 यूनिकॉर्न का रिकॉर्ड भी बनाया है: PM @narendramodi