The UP State Industrial Development Authority (UPSIDA) has received proposals worth over Rs 1 lakh crores from investors for setting up industrial units in various districts of the state.
Of these investment proposals, letters of intent (MoUs) worth Rs 83,000 crore have been signed, the UP government said in a statement issued here.
These MoUs will be finalised during the Global Investors Summit to be held in Lucknow from February 10-12, 2023.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), UPSIDA, Mayur Maheshwari said the state government is making complete efforts to make Uttar Pradesh a trillion-dollar economy. To achieve the target, nine teams of senior officials of UPSIDA were constituted.
In the first phase, meetings were organised with investors and entrepreneurs in 22 districts of the state. MoUs were signed with investors in the seminars to encourage investment.
The investors have shown interest in setting up units in sectors such as food processing, textile, automobile, private industrial park, warehousing, paper industry, medical sector, biofuel, toy products, data centre, IT, electronics, among others.
Maheshwari further said that before the Global Investors Summit, a team of senior officials of the Authority will be constituted and investment conferences will be organized in other districts of the state as well. Along with this, continuous efforts are being made to generate maximum employment.
As the MoUs take shape, numerous employment opportunities will be generated. Among the major MoUs that have been signed, approximately 10,000 people will get employment on setting up of a private park in Ghaziabad with an investment of Rs 10,000 crore.
Similarly, about 1,000 people will get jobs through a logistics and warehouse park in Gautam Buddh Nagar by the Mobility Infrastructure Group with an investment of Rs 8,000 crore.
The Mega Leather Cluster Development (UP) Ltd will provide employment to about two lakh people in Kanpur with an investment of Rs 6,000 crore.
In Pratapgarh, about 50,000 people will get employment with an investment of Rs 9,000 crore.
In Sonbhadra, through an investment of Rs 3,000 crore by Gold Industrial Pvt Ltd about 1,000 people will be able to get employment.
In Lucknow, Welspun and Logistics Parks Pvt Ltd with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore will also generate employment opportunities, the statement said.