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PM  Modi to launch projects worth Rs 60,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh

The projects will be launched at a ceremony which marks the implemention of 80 MoUs signed at the Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit organised earlier this year.

india Updated: Jul 29, 2018 09:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PM Modi,Prime Minister Narendra Modi,Uttar Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a programme to mark completion of three years of Smart City Mission, AMRUT and Pradhan Mantri Avas Yojna, at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, in Lucknow on July 28.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Lucknow on Sunday for a ceremony marking the start of work on projects worth Rs 60,000 crore, keeping his focus on Uttar Pradesh which is key to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s plan to win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The ceremony marks the implementation of 80 of the 1,045 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) signed at the Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit in February.

Leading industrialists, like Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani, are expected to attend the event. The major companies investing in the state are IT giants Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys, besides the Patanjali Group. The Yogi Adityanath government claims that the projects to be launched at the ground-breaking ceremony will create about 2.1 lakh jobs.

Arrangements have been made for the live telecast of the ceremony at all the district headquarters. UP ministers have been asked to be present in the districts under their charge, and MPs and MLAs have also been instructed to attend district-level programmes along with local industry leaders.

He visited Lucknow on Saturday when he promised that his government will provide a house to every Indian by 2022.

He was the chief guest at the ‘Transforming Urban Landscape’, an event to mark the third anniversary of three key government initiatives related to urban development: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation of Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and the Smart Cities Mission.

PM Modi will be in Lucknow through July 28 and 29.

First Published: Jul 29, 2018 07:03 IST