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Act as brand ambassadors of India: UP CM to NRIs

Lucknow, Jul 11 (UNI) Appealing to the Global Indians to do their bit for building the country's economy and act as brand ambassadors of the country, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday claimed that the state was turning into the most attractive business destinations in the world.

''Uttar Pradesh has the third-highest GDP among states and accounts for eight per cent of India's GDP. My government is committed to make UP the most attractive business destination in India and a trillion dollar economy in our journey towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat,'' he said.

Mr Adityanath was speaking at a special session virtually on Saturday during the ongoing India Global Week 2020 organised by India Inc. The session was jointly organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Daily Hunt Group.

The session titled, ‘Atmanirbharta: Global Indians and Uttar Pradesh - A Partnership’ and moderated by Senior Journalist & TV Anchor Siddharth Zarabi, aimed at sharing the Chief Minister’s views on how Global Indians could contribute in making an Atmanirbhar Bharat.

On the infrastructural development in the State he said, “We are setting up a network of expressways in Uttar Pradesh, work has begun on a National Waterway to connect Haldia to Prayagraj.”

He added, "We’re building a greenfield airport in Jewar ,where 100,000 people will get employment and it will facilitate economic development."

“When the COVID pandemic surfaced, there wasn’t a single PPE kit or N95 mask maker innthe state . I’m happy to inform you that now the State has the capacity to even serve the export market”, shared the CM while sharing about the robust response of the State to the COVID19 pandemic.

The Chief Minister appealed to the Global Indians to do their bit for building India’s economy and act as brand ambassadors of India.

He asked the Indian Diaspora to help attract investment in the sectors like Defence, Tourism, Electric Mobility, Technology and Startups.

Assuring the investors on the law & order situation in UP, he said, "Providing security for more than 200 million people of UP is the responsibility of my Government. We will do whatever is needed to end corruption and crime in the state. Our policy is zero tolerance towards crime and corruption."

The Chief Minister also informed the delegates about various policies announced by the State Government enabling manufacturing and Ease of doing business. The session had over hundred thousand participants from over 60 countries.

The UP Chief Minister was accompanied by Siddhartha Nath Singh, Minister for MSME and Satish Mahana, Minister for Industries for the State.
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