PM inaugurates UP Global Investors Summit 2023 in Lucknow
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 10 February inaugurated the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023 in Lucknow. He also inaugurated the Global Trade Show and launched Invest UP 2.0 during the programme. Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023 is the flagship investment summit of the Government of Uttar Pradesh which will bring together policymakers, industry leaders, academia, think tanks and leaders from across the world to collectively explore business opportunities and forge partnerships. The Prime Minister also took a walkthrough of the exhibition on display.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister welcomed the investor community, industry leaders and policymakers both as a Prime Minister and as a Member of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh.
The Prime Minister emphasized that today’s India, in real terms, has started moving on the path of speed and scale. As basic needs of a very large segment have been met and they are thinking ahead. This is the biggest reason for the trust in India
The Prime Minister emphasized that the land of Uttar Pradesh is known for its cultural splendor, glorious history and rich heritage. Noting the capabilities of the state, the Prime Minister drew attention to the unwanted tags such as underdevelopment, BIMARU, and the poor law and order situation attached to Uttar Pradesh. He also touched upon the scams worth thousands of crores that were unearthed on a daily basis in earlier times. The Prime Minister said within 5-6 years, Uttar Pradesh has established a new identity. Now Uttar Pradesh is known for good governance, better law and order situation, peace and stability. “New opportunities for wealth creators are being made here”, the Prime Minister added. The Prime Minister also stressed that initiatives for better infrastructure in UP are bearing fruit.
He said very soon UP will be known as the only state with 5 International airports. Freight corridor will connect the state directly with the sea coast in Maharashtra. The Prime Minister also noted a meaningful change in the government’s thinking in UP for ensuring ease of doing business. “Today UP has become a source of hope and inspiration”, the Prime Minister remarked. He underlined that UP has become a bright spot for the nation just like India has become a bright spot on the global stage.
He stated that the aspirations of the Indian society have become a driving force for the government which is providing impetus to the development works carried out in the country. Noting the size and population of Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister told the investors that like India, In UP also, an aspirational society is awaiting you.
The Prime Minister said that due to the digital revolution, Uttar Pradesh society has grown inclusive and connected.
The Prime Minister highlighted the opportunities in Uttar Pradesh regarding dairy, agriculture, fisheries and food processing. He said this is one secretary where private sector participation is still limited. He told the investors about the PLI in the food processing industry. The Prime Minister reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring a seamless modern system from input to post-harvest management for the farmers. He said small investors can use agri-infra funds.
Union Minister for Defence Shri Rajnath Singh, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Smt Anadiben Patel, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath and Ministers from the Government of Uttar Pradesh, foreign dignitaries and industry leaders were present on the occasion among others.