During the ground breaking ceremony, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 1,406 projects worth more than Rs 80,000 crore.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the third ‘ground breaking’ ceremony in Uttar Pradesh on Friday that aims to draw investments of over Rs 80 thousand crore to the state, said a statement issued by the Prime Minster’s Office on Thursday.
The statement said, “At around 11 am, Prime Minister will reach Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow where he will attend the ground breaking ceremony of the UP Investors Summit. At around 1:45 pm, Prime Minister will reach Paraunkh village, Kanpur, where he will accompany Hon’ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind to visit Pathri Mata Mandir. Thereafter, at around 2 pm, they will visit Dr B R Ambedkar Bhawan, which will be followed by a visit to Milan Kendra at 2:15 pm. The Kendra is the ancestral house of Hon’ble President, that was donated for public use and converted to a community centre (Milan Kendra). Subsequently, they will attend a public function at Paraunkh village at 2:30 pm.”
During the ground breaking ceremony, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 1,406 projects worth more than Rs 80,000 crore. The projects encompass diverse sectors like Agriculture and Allied, IT and Electronics, MSME, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Pharma, Tourism, Defence and Aerospace, Handloom and Textiles etc. The ceremony will be attended by top industry leaders of the country.
The UP Investors Summit 2018 was held on 21st -22nd February 2018, with the first ground breaking ceremony being held on July 29, 2018 and the second July 28, 2019. During the first ground breaking ceremony, foundation of 81 projects worth more than Rs 61,500 crore was laid, while in the second ground breaking ceremony, foundation of 290 projects with investments of more than Rs 67,000 crore was laid.