UP Govt. has allotted 1100 plots to apparel, toy manufacturers and MSMEs along the Yamuna e-way region: Satish Mahana

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Industry must also engage with respective govt. departments to their resolve issues
New Delhi, 26th August 2021: The Uttar Pradesh Government has allotted 1100 plots to apparel, toy manufacturers along with micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and other industries in the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) area, Industrial Development Minister, Mr Satish Mahana said at an ASSOCHAM virtual conference today.
“Today, I feel very proud to share that during past 4-4.5 years, Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the most preferred investment destination,” said Mr Mahana addressing the ASSOCHAM Members in a virtual conference on ‘Building State Capabilities for Global Value Chain-Uttar Pradesh’.
He said that there has been a lot of change and transformation in Uttar Pradesh as far as industrial development is concerned owing to the zero-tolerance policy of the Government in terms of law and order.
Highlighting the industry-friendly policies of UP, Mr Mahana said, “Trust between the government and the industry is of utmost important, while we are facilitating all support, still if you have any concerns, I will request you to approach me and my department anytime and we will help resolve all the issues.”
He said that earlier the link was missing between the industry and the government as there was trust deficit and approaching concerned officials in the Industries Department was quite difficult.
“But now the Chief Minister, me as the industry minister and my department's officials are always ready to support industrialists, coordinate with them, provide them resources and security,” added Mr Mahana.
Terming UP as the land of opportunities, Mr Mahana said, “We have fertile land, as fast as our infrastructure is building up, I am sure that UP is now the largest industrial state across the country.”
He also said that it is really advantageous for Uttar Pradesh that both the Dedicated Freight Corridors - Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor and the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor will pass through the state.
He said that state government had designed its new industry policies based on the interactions with industry leaders and incorporated most of their suggestions and recommendations. “Even during the Pandemic whenever it was felt that there is a need to tweak the policies as per the situation, we did that.”
He however urged the industry to coordinate with key departments to get their issues resolved at the earliest.
“I would like to request the industry that to ensure better coordination, they should also engage with relevant departments for issues related to different sectors be it power, environment, tax and others because we take up these issues at our level and bring to their notice but simultaneously if you also engage with the concerned departments, it will help resolve the issues as early as possible,” said the Minister.
He also said that UP is far-far ahead of the many states in terms of industrial development. “Earlier, many of the textile units in UP got shunted due to primitive machinery and related issues, which pushed the state backwards but now we are moving ahead in line with the requirement of the current times which includes setting up of IT, ITeS and other industries.”
Amid others who addressed the ASSOCHAM virtual meet included - Rajesh Bhatia, Chairman, UP State Development Council and CFO, UFLEX Ltd.; Kushagra Nandan, Co-Chair, UP State Development Council and Co-Founder & MD, SunSource Energy; Anupam Mittal, Co-Chairman, UP State Development Council & Principal Architect Director, ARINEM Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd; Vikash Gupta, Managing Director, Threesixty and Motilal Sethi, Chairman & Managing Director, Saroj International Limited & Regional Chairman (North) CLE.
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