The State of Uttar Pradesh has witnessed significant progress under the able leadership of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The dynamic, young leader has risen above political and caste mudslinging to chart a sustainable path for the state’s growth and development. One way to do that is to attract private investment in the state and boost infrastructure. On both counts, the UP government has undertaken strategic steps that have yielded desired results in the form of increased private investment and improved infrastructure.
UP tops in World Bank report
The evidence for Akhilesh Government’s focus on boosting the state’s economy comes from a report on Ease of Doing Business, published by The World Bank, the leading global bank that provides funding to developing countries. As per the report, Uttar Pradesh has been ranked Number One among all the northern states in India. Uttar Pradesh was also featured in the top 10 list of Indian states for Ease of Doing Business. These achievements highlights the progressive steps taken by Akhilesh government to make UP ‘the land of unlimited potential’.
Uttar Pradesh has also won three awards conducted by Michael Porter’s Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, which is based at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. These awards are based on an assessment of the Most Competitive States in various categories. The three awards won by Uttar Pradesh are in the category of communication, human capacity, and factor condition.
In a recent press conference, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav thanked The World Bank and Harvard Business School for recognizing the good work being done in the state. He has assured that the development works will continue and new strategies and plans will be evolved to further boost private investment in the state.
UP – A growing industrial and manufacturing hub
Due to business-friendly policies introduced by the Akhilesh Government, private investors are flocking to invest in the state. Some of the leading names such as Samsung, Reliance, Indo-Gulf Fertilizer, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF – Amul Brand), HCL Technologies and TATA Group have already started operations in the state. Moreover, at the recently organized Investor’s Conclave, the Uttar Pradesh Government received investment proposals amounting to a staggering Rs 54,606 crores. Anyone who knows a little math can realize what these massive investments can do for the state.
Akhilesh has always remained focused and committed towards the state’s growth and development. He cares for the environment as well and has launched several programs for environmental conservation. Not many know that one such program has found its way to the Guinness Book of World Records. Under this program, a record 10 lakh saplings were planted in a single day within 8 hours, which is a world record.
Uttar Pradesh is on a growth trajectory like never before. We hope leaders like Akhilesh will continue to propel the state to achieve greater heights of success.