Modi in Lucknow Live: PM says UP is all set to be a $ 1 trillion dollar economy
PM Narendra Modi launched projects worth Rs 60,000 crore at a ceremony in Lucknow which was attended by industrialists like Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani and Essel Group’s Subhash Chandra. Here are the live updates:
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Prime minister Narendra Modi launched projects worth Rs 60,000 crore at a ceremony in Lucknow on Sunday, sending out the message that the Yogi Adityanath government is working hard to develop the state and create new job avenues in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
This ceremony, the first yet by the state government, will be held to implement 80 of the 1,045 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) signed at the Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit organised earlier this year. Here are the live updates:
PM Modi concludes address
“As an MP from Uttar Pradesh, i feel indebted to the state. I’m from the state... feel happy to come here,” says PM Modi, concluding his speech.
Rs 60,000 crore investment just the beginning: Modi
Today’s 60,000 crore investment is just the beginning. As Yogi Adityanath was saying Rs 50, 000 crore too are ready to be implemented: Modi.
Urged industrialists to invest in agriculture: Modi
PM Modi says he told industrialists to increase investment in agriculture which at present stands at about 1%.
Have urged industry groups to form brain storming teams to think of ways to make investment in agriculture: Modi
Modi hits out at critics, says had 4 years against 70 years
PM Modi says he is surprised when people criticise him as he had only 4 years to achieve things against 70 years that others got.
Our ex-PM and leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee always said he wanted an India that is strong. Vajpayee ji had once said roads were like lines on one’s palm which would determine one’s fate. That’s why we are working on several big infrastructure projects: PM Modi
PM Modi speaks on overcoming energy deficit in UP
PM says there was 4.2 % energy deficit in 2013-14 which is now less than 1 %. He says power grids now won’t fail due to coal shortage.
PM highlights in last three years people have saved Rs 50, 000 crore in power bills and states that India has improved by 82 point in World Bank’s Ease of Getting Electricity ranking.
UP has immense potential in MSME sector, big hub of solar energy: PM
There is immense potential in UP’s MSME sector: PM Modi
He states that UP is focusing on power generation and working on green energy especially solar energy. He predicts UP is going to be big hub of solar energy.
Yogi govt working on holistic vision, inclusive action: PM Modi
PM Modi says that under chief minister Yogi Adityanath, UP has benefitted immensely as government is working on holistic vision and inclusive action.
Solutions and synchronisation key to development: Modi
PM Modi says solutions and synchronisation are the key to development and cities Digital India and Make in India as great examples.
India is fast becoming hub of mobile manufacturing and ranked number two now in this sector, Modi says.
He says UP is leading this change and notes that there are more than 50 mobile manufacturing units working in the state.
PM says investments to generate 2 lakh jobs
PM Modi says these investments will generate 2 lakh jobs. He says he had promised 22 crore people of UP he would return their love with interest.
These investments are part of our efforts to bring speed and transparency to our actions
He emphasised that his government is working on ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’.
PM Modi comments on meeting with industrialists
He says there are people who don’t want to get themselves photographed with any industrialist but there is hardly any who didn’t meet them on the sly. PM Modi says Gandhi nerver hesitated in meeting businessman Birla.
There is no problem in meeting anyone as long as the intentions are clear: Modi
UP is all set to be a $ 1 trillion economy now: PM Modi
There was a time when people considered investment to be a challenge but today’s function is proof of the sheer speed in which UP is progressing now: PM Modi
He says UP is all set to be a 1 trillion dollar economy now
Modi praises Yogi for balanced development of UP
PM Modi says Noida and Greater Noida are hubs of investment which is good but the entire state needs to develop.
Some call today’s event ground breaking ceremony but I call it record breaking ceremony for the sheer speed in which such projects were executed in just about no time and to translate intent to investment: Modi
Rs 60, 000 crore investments in just 5 months is great task: Modi
In five months this is the second time I am in UP meeting industry groups. I have been a chief minister too in the past and I know Rs 60, 000 crore investments in just 5 months is a great task executed by UP team. It has been a marvellous effort and crossing so may hurdles is great achievement: PM Modi
To lift people out of difficulties is the main objective of govt: PM
To lift people out of difficulties is the most important objective of a state and we have been trying to that for the past 4 years.
PM Modi addresses event
PM Modi says rains have set in the state which is good for agriculture but also brought in difficulties for some people.
UP among top 5 states in ease of doing business: Yogi Aditynath
The chief minister says Uttar Pradesh is now among top 5 states in ease of doing business.
Before March 2017, industries were wanting to move out of state but we have managed to bring about a transformation in just one year, says Yogi, adding that UP will effectively play the role of country’s growth engine.
Of Rs 60, 000 crore investment, 51% has been in West UP ,27% in central UP and 22% in Purvanchal or east UP: Uttar Pradesh CM
He also extends invitation to industry groups for Kumbh 2019 and NRI meet in Varanasi.
CM Yogi Adityanath starts address
CM Adityanath says Rs 60, 000 crore investment in Uttar Pradesh is a befitting answer to critics like BSP and SP.
He says BSP government in five years could manage investment worth Rs 57,000 crore while SP could manage just Rs 50, 000 crore but in contrast his government has gone ahead to make investments of Rs 60, 000 crore in one year.
Gautam Adani speaks at the event
Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani says “It’s remarkable that in just five months UP has been able to translate into reality commitments pledged barely 5 months back.”
“UP is a state of countless possibilities,” he says.
PM Modi arrives at the venue
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath welcomes Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi at the venue.