• 19 August 2016 | The Taj Vivanta, Gomti Nagar

Uttar Pradesh Reforms in Governance Summit

Country’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh with around 200 million consumer base contributes almost 8 per cent to India’s GDP. The agrarian economy which often plays instrumental role in deciding political future of the world’s biggest democracy is riding on industrialization and urbanisation to give an impetus to its economy. The state is progressing at a significant pace and striving to create more jobs for its youth by attracting investment from the corporates.

The government is also committed to create investor friendly atmosphere and bring the state at par with other fastestgrowing states. However, in order to achieve this dream, the state machinery needs to take a slew of serious measures. It can be gauged by the fact that the UP government during the recently held Delhi Investors Conclave successfully managed to convincecorporates to invest Rs 54,000 crore in the State. It somehow instilled a sense of trust among the corporates in the UP government.

Chief Minister AkhileshYadav-led government is focusing on some of the major sectors like healthcare, education, industry, urban and rural development and smart citiesamong others to bring prosperity in the State.After the Centre choose Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi and Noida to be developed as smart cities under its flagship Smart City programme, the State government has bolstered its efforts of transforming these cities into a world class one.

It is imperative to mention here that recently ASSOCHAM attributed improving law and order situation, power supply and availability of trained manpower as the reasons behind State’s emergence as fast developing manufacturing hub for medical equipment. Besides, ASSOCHAM has also estimated thatnumber of foreign tourists may go up to 28 lakh by 2017 from 20 lakh in 2013 in UP.

UP Government is also targeting on renewable energy in the 12th plan with an investment of 1.15 billion USD in power projects.About USD 3.15 billion in transmission and USD 2.68 billion in the distribution sector would be invested by the UP government.

Governance Now Uttar Pradesh Reforms and Governance Conclave is a platform to highlight various reforms initiated by the State government. While highlighting the state’s achievement it will emphasize on the plans and roadmap of building Next generation Uttar Pradesh.

The conclave is tailored to focus on reforms like Education, Skills Development and Employment, Tourism, Power, Healthcare, MSMEs, Good Governance Through e-Governance and Inclusive development