The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today delivered the inaugural address at the Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit – 2018.
He said that when change happens, it becomes apparent for all to see. He added that the organization of such a big investors’ summit in Uttar Pradesh, with the participation of so many investors, is itself indicative of change. He congratulated the State for establishing itself on the path of development and prosperity in such a short timeframe.
He said the State is blessed with an abundance of resources and capabilities. He noted its strengths in agriculture. He complimented the Government of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, for changing the negative atmosphere in the State, to one of positivity and hope. He said the State is making appropriate policies for various sectors. He said the State Government is serious about fulfilling the promises made to farmers, women and youth.
He said the State is working on a “One District, One Product” scheme. He said the Union Government’s schemes such as Skill India Mission, Stand Up India, Start Up India and Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, will prove useful in implementing the “One District, One Product” scheme.
He said the Union Government’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Scheme would help reduce wastage in the agriculture sector. He said the State had immense potential in ethanol production, due to large sugarcane cultivation.
The Prime Minister said a defence industrial corridor would be established in Uttar Pradesh, and would help in development of the Bundelkhand region.
The Prime Minister said that the Kumbh Mela to be organized next year at Prayag, would be the largest such event of its kind in the world.