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India’s bright future is key to world’s bright future: PM


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Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday while inviting investors from all over the world to invest in the entire country, specially Uttar Pradesh, said the guarantee of the bright future of the world lies in the bright future of India.

Addressing the inaugural session of UP Global Investors Summit being organised here, Modi said today every citizen of India wants to see more and more development, now he wants to see India develop as soon as possible. “The aspirations of the Indian society are pushing the governments and this aspiration is accelerating the development works,” he said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel, top industrialists, including Mukesh Ambani, Dr Kumar Mangalam Birla and Chairman of Tata Sons Natarajan Chandrasekaran were present on the occasion.

He said today every credible voice in the world believes that India’s economy will continue to grow rapidly. “The biggest reason behind this is the increasing self-confidence of Indians. Today, UP has also got a big benefit from the work that has been done on social, digital and infrastructure in India. We have abolished more than 40,000 compliances and dozens of archaic laws and today India is on the path of speed and scale in real terms,” he said.

The PM said today more than 60 per cent of India’s total mobile production is in UP. “One of the country’s two defence corridors is in UP. There are also endless possibilities here regarding fisheries, dairy and food processing,” he said.

He said, “Today, it is the effort of the government to make a modern system for the farmers from input to post harvest management. Today the government is spending a record amount on infrastructure and we are increasing it every year. I specially invite you on the path of green growth on which India has embarked,” he said.

Modi said, “In this year’s budget, we have kept Rs 35,000 crore only for energy transition. It shows what our intention is. Very soon UP will be known as the only state in the country which has five international airports. Along with infrastructure, there has been a significant change in government thinking and approach regarding Ease of Doing Business in UP. Today UP has become a hope, an aspiration.”

He said that there was a time when UP was called a Bimaru State (sick state). Everyone had given up their hopes from UP, but in the last 5-6 years, the state has established its new identity. Now UP is being recognized for its good governance. UP’s role in the country’s start-up movement is also increasing continuously. In the bright future of India lies the guarantee of the bright future of the world,” he said.

The PM said, “I am told that under the Skill Development Mission, more than 16 lakh youth of the state have been trained with different skills. The investors coming here are going to get a huge pool of talented and skilled youth.”

Encouraging the production of millets, he said it is a super food. “On the one hand, where we are encouraging the farmers for millets, on the other hand, we are also preparing a global market for it. Today our focus is on giving more resources to small farmers and reducing their input cost. That’s why we are continuously promoting organic farming. A new campaign has also been started regarding millets. We have named it ‘Shri Anna’ to make it known as coarse grain in the world market,” he said.

Modi said, “I have a special affection for UP and I also have a special responsibility towards the people of the state. I welcome all of you investors to UP, thank you for coming here. The land of UP is known for its cultural splendour, glorious history and rich heritage and I am proud to be an MP from here.”


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