Umesh Raghuvanshi

Umesh Raghuvanshi is a journalist with over three decade experience. He covers politics, finance, environment and social issues. He has covered all assembly and parliament elections in Uttar Pradesh since 1984.

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Budgetary provisions: Many UP depts haven’t even used 50% of funds

The departments, which have not been able to use funds up to satisfactory levels, include the PWD, medical and medical education, vocational education, social welfare, women’s welfare, tourism, environment and civil aviation

The state government’s progressive expenditure (as indicated on the koshvani.up.nic.in on January 19, 2023) indicates that many departments have not been able to make improvement in the situation after the last review. (Pic for representation)
The state government’s progressive expenditure (as indicated on the koshvani.up.nic.in on January 19, 2023) indicates that many departments have not been able to make improvement in the situation after the last review. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 11:24 PM IST

UP govt likely to present budget after GIS-2023

The UP government has already indicated that the size of the annual budget may go up further and cross ₹7 lakh crore in 2023-2024

UP govtt had presented an annual budget of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6.15 lakh crore for 2022-23. A supplementary budget of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>33,769.55 crore (2022-2023) was presented in December 2022, taking the total size of the budget to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6.50 lakh crore.
UP govtt had presented an annual budget of 6.15 lakh crore for 2022-23. A supplementary budget of 33,769.55 crore (2022-2023) was presented in December 2022, taking the total size of the budget to 6.50 lakh crore.
Published on Jan 16, 2023 09:16 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh delegation holds roadshow in Chennai ahead of Global Investors Summit-2023

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who led a roadshow in Mumbai and got investment proposals worth ₹5 lakh crore last week, has deputed Uttar Pradesh teams to hold roadshows in major cities.

Uttar Pradesh ministers Suresh Khanna, Aseem Arun and Nitin Agarwal at a roadshow in Chennai on Monday. (HT )
Uttar Pradesh ministers Suresh Khanna, Aseem Arun and Nitin Agarwal at a roadshow in Chennai on Monday. (HT )
Published on Jan 09, 2023 11:02 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh government gears up for roadshows in seven more cities, lists potential investors

Minister for industrial development Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi’ had claimed in Mumbai that the Uttar Pradesh government would be able to attract ₹20 lakh crore investment at the GIS-2023 against the ₹17 lakh crore target

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath chairing a meeting in Mumbai on Thursday. (ANI PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath chairing a meeting in Mumbai on Thursday. (ANI PHOTO)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 10:39 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh government claims consistent increase in revenue collection, budget size may increase

Uttar Pradesh government realises ₹1,26,437.86 crore tax revenue in the first three quarters of the financial year 2022-23

The Uttar Pradesh government had presented an annual budget of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6.15 lakh crore for 2022-23 (FILE PHOTO)
The Uttar Pradesh government had presented an annual budget of 6.15 lakh crore for 2022-23 (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 04, 2023 11:23 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Mumbai roadshow begins today, CM Yogi to lead team

Roadshows proposed in eight major Indian cities and interactive sessions with leading industrialists are yet another attempt to attract investments ahead of GIS-2023 and make Uttar Pradesh a trillion-dollar economy

Leading industrialists, including Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, Piramal Enterprises chairman Ajay Piramal, JSW Group MD Sajjan Jindal, Torrent Power MD Jinal Mehta, Hiranandani Group CEO Darshan Hiranandani, Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, will attend the sessions on Thursday (HT File)
Leading industrialists, including Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, Piramal Enterprises chairman Ajay Piramal, JSW Group MD Sajjan Jindal, Torrent Power MD Jinal Mehta, Hiranandani Group CEO Darshan Hiranandani, Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, will attend the sessions on Thursday (HT File)
Published on Jan 04, 2023 12:11 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh gets 7.12 lakh crore investment proposals during overseas tours:Govt

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had sent eight teams to different destinations to attract investment ahead of the Global Investors Summit-2023 scheduled in Lucknow on February 10 to 12, 2023.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a meeting with his cabinet colleagues in Lucknow on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a meeting with his cabinet colleagues in Lucknow on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 23, 2022 01:47 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh cabinet approves policy to attract investment for better logistics facilities in state

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath presided over the meeting of the Uttar Pradesh cabinet that approved the policy. The new policy also proposes to create a network of transport infrastructure, upgradation of present warehousing and logistics infrastructure, reduce the cost of logistics

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath chairing a meeting of the Uttar Pradesh cabinet in Lucknow on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath chairing a meeting of the Uttar Pradesh cabinet in Lucknow on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 22, 2022 11:29 PM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P. steps up efforts to woo local investors too

The state government’s eight teams have completed their road shows in 18 countries from December 8 to 19 and there may also be cases where the local industry is willing to make more investment or the investors from outside are getting in touch with the local industry.

The Uttar Pradesh government has stepped up efforts to connect with industry and entrepreneurs at local level in various districts to attract more investment to the state. (Pic for representation)
The Uttar Pradesh government has stepped up efforts to connect with industry and entrepreneurs at local level in various districts to attract more investment to the state. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Dec 21, 2022 11:53 PM IST

Global Investors Summit: Uttar Pradesh government plans road shows in 6-10 states next month

On Thursday, eight Uttar Pradesh government teams will make presentations before chief minister Yogi Adityanath about the investment proposals they received during road shows in 22 cities across 17 countries earlier this month.

The Uttar Pradesh government’s eight teams visited 17 countries from December 8 to 19 to hold road shows at important destinations. (FILE PHOTO)
The Uttar Pradesh government’s eight teams visited 17 countries from December 8 to 19 to hold road shows at important destinations. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 21, 2022 11:51 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh government’s road shows abroad: Yogi Adityanath to assess investment proposals on December 22

Yogi Adityanath has set a target of attracting investment of ₹10 lakh crore ahead of GlS-2023. The Uttar Pradesh government had sent eight teams to 18 countries to attract investment.

An official announcement about the total investment received following the Uttar Pradesh government’s road shows is likely to be made after the December 22 meeting. (FILE PHOTO)
An official announcement about the total investment received following the Uttar Pradesh government’s road shows is likely to be made after the December 22 meeting. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 19, 2022 11:22 PM IST
By, Lucknow

More investment offers received during Uttar Pradesh government’s road shows abroad

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has sent eight teams to 18 countries to hold road shows in major cities there. A target to attract investment of ₹10 lakh crore has been set for the Global Investors Summit-2023.

Uttar Pradesh delegation led by state’s finance minister Suresh Khanna visited green energy company Bloom Energy, in San Francisco on Friday. (ANI PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh delegation led by state’s finance minister Suresh Khanna visited green energy company Bloom Energy, in San Francisco on Friday. (ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 17, 2022 10:59 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh government asks its departments to follow austerity measures

The Uttar Pradesh government directive concerns the issuing of financial sanctions for amount earmarked in supplementary budget for 2022-23 that was passed by the state legislature on December 6.

The Yogi Adityanath government presented the supplementary budget on December 5 and it was passed the next day. (FILE PHOTO)
The Yogi Adityanath government presented the supplementary budget on December 5 and it was passed the next day. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 16, 2022 11:51 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Bharti Enterprises vice-chairman meets CM Yogi Adityanath, discusses investment proposals

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath assures all possible help from the government, reiterates resolve for ease of living in state

Bharti Enterprises vice-chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal meets Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
Bharti Enterprises vice-chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal meets Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 15, 2022 09:39 PM IST
By, Lucknow

52 industrial groups confirm intent for investment in Uttar Pradesh

These industrial groups have also said they will participate in Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2023 scheduled to be held from February 10 to 12

Uttar Pradesh government teams have fanned out to destinations overseas to attract investment. (ANI PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh government teams have fanned out to destinations overseas to attract investment. (ANI PHOTO)
Published on Dec 12, 2022 11:34 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh govt road shows on foreign shores: Canadian firm signs MoU for 2050 crore investment in Kanpur

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has sent eight teams to different destinations. A target of attracting investment of ₹10 lakh crore has been set for the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2023 being organised with an objective of making the state a trillion dollar economy in five years

An Uttar Pradesh delegation led by state assembly speaker Satish Mahana in Toronto, Canada, where an MoU was signed. (SOURCED IMAGE)
An Uttar Pradesh delegation led by state assembly speaker Satish Mahana in Toronto, Canada, where an MoU was signed. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Published on Dec 11, 2022 12:01 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh delegation holds road show in Frankfurt, reaches out to diaspora, German firms

The Uttar Pradesh government’s eight delegations are reaching out to investors in 18 countries around the world and seven major cities in India.

Uttar Pradesh delegation in Germany. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Uttar Pradesh delegation in Germany. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 12:23 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Gujarat polls: BJP wins 20 of 25 assembly seats where Yogi Adityanath campaigned

As a BJP star campaigner, Yogi Adityanath addressed 22 public meetings and held three road shows in Gujarat.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during the Gujarat assembly poll campaign. (FILE PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during the Gujarat assembly poll campaign. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 12:45 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Mission Investment: Uttar Pradesh govt’s first road show in Frankfurt on December 9

Brussels, Belgium, will have a road show on December 12 and Stockholm in Sweden will have one on December 14.

The road shows have been scheduled in the lead-up to the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit to be held in February. (FILE PHOTO)
The road shows have been scheduled in the lead-up to the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit to be held in February. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 12:24 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Melinda Gates meets Yogi Adityanath, says Uttar Pradesh a model not only for India, but the whole world

Uttar Pradesh has achieved satisfactory success in health and nutrition, says chief minister Yogi Adityanath as he meets Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meets Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Wednesday, (HT PHOTO)
Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meets Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Wednesday, (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 07, 2022 11:51 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi: U.P. model drawing global investors’ attention

Assembly adjourned sine die day before scheduled end after giving nod to a supplementary budget of ₹33,769 crore

Deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak on his way to the legislative assembly on Tuesday (HT)
Deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak on his way to the legislative assembly on Tuesday (HT)
Published on Dec 07, 2022 01:37 AM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P.: SP MLA caught livestreaming house proceedings on FB, suspended for 3 hours

On the second day of winter session of legislative assembly, speaker Satish Mahana asked SP MLA Atul Pradhan to leave the house immediately when a preliminary inquiry indicated that he had livestreamed the house proceedings on Facebook live

The suspension of Atul Pradhan, an MLA from Sardhana in Meerut, was revoked in three hours. (For Representation)
The suspension of Atul Pradhan, an MLA from Sardhana in Meerut, was revoked in three hours. (For Representation)
Published on Dec 06, 2022 11:16 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh government presents over 33,000 crore supplementary budget on first day of winter session

₹14,922.44 crore earmarked under new heads; emphasis on development of urban infrastructure, industrial hubs, purse strings to be loosened for power sector

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath flanked by ministers Swatantra Dev Singh and Suresh Khanna on the first day of the winter session of the state assembly where the supplementary budget was presented. (PTI PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath flanked by ministers Swatantra Dev Singh and Suresh Khanna on the first day of the winter session of the state assembly where the supplementary budget was presented. (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2022 11:04 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath to attend World Economic Forum-2023 meet, Uttar Pradesh government plans to set up pavilion at Davos

When Yogi Adityanath travels to Davos to take part in the WEF-2023 meeting, he will become the first Uttar Pradesh chief minister to do so.

The Uttar Pradesh government has stepped up preparations for chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit. (FILE PHOTO)
The Uttar Pradesh government has stepped up preparations for chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 10:24 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh: Surprise inspections ordered to check unauthorised personnel in transport department offices

As the transport department’s offices headed by RTOs and ARTOs have various direct public dealing counters, the Uttar Pradesh government has taken strong exception to the situation therein.

The transport department officials have been asked to ensure 100% compliance with directives. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
The transport department officials have been asked to ensure 100% compliance with directives. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
Published on Dec 01, 2022 10:45 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Bharat Jodo Yatra:‘Rajya yatris’ to wear only white khadi, orders UPCC

The state party unit, with nearly 130 district/city units and 150 office bearers, has proposed to select more than 10,000 ‘rajya yatris’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party leaders Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh addresses the media during the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', in Indore district, on Nov. 28 (Agency)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party leaders Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh addresses the media during the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', in Indore district, on Nov. 28 (Agency)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 10:41 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh’s Mission Investment to go global in December with road shows in 17 countries

The Uttar Pradesh government’s initiative abroad will come about two months before the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2023 (UPGIS-2023) scheduled in Lucknow from February 10 to 12, 2023

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath with his cabinet colleagues and officials at a curtain raiser event in connection with the road shows to be held in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2023. (FILE PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath with his cabinet colleagues and officials at a curtain raiser event in connection with the road shows to be held in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2023. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 27, 2022 01:14 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh cabinet gives nod to Naimisharanya Board, airport-like infra for 23 bus stations

Uttar Pradesh cabinet also approves scrap policy that offers rebate on registration of new vehicles for those who junk the old ones

Naimisharanya in Uttar Pradesh will be developed as a prominent centre of pilgrimage. (FILE IMAGE)
Naimisharanya in Uttar Pradesh will be developed as a prominent centre of pilgrimage. (FILE IMAGE)
Updated on Nov 26, 2022 12:14 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Global Investors Summit: Uttar Pradesh braces itself for challenge as more states vie for investment

For instance, Madhya Pradesh will host a similar event at Indore in January 2023. Punjab proposes a summit in February 2023 while Andhra Pradesh is planning to hold such an event in March 2023.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a curtain raiser event of the Global Investors Summit in New Delhi. (PTI FILE PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a curtain raiser event of the Global Investors Summit in New Delhi. (PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 12:26 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Bharat Jodo Yatra’s programme in Uttar Pradesh may be tweaked for a detour

The Bharat Jodo Yatra’s website indicates that the yatra will reach Uttar Pradesh from near Bulandshahr on December 24.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jhiri area of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jhiri area of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 10:57 PM IST
By, Lucknow
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