Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said Uttar Pradesh has become a revenue-surplus state from a BIMARU state in the last six years and a new environment for the industrialisation in the state has been created.
Speaking at the 42nd Indian International Trade Fair 2023 organised at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Thursday, where he inaugurated the Uttar Pradesh Pavilion, the chief minister said the ‘One District One Product’ scheme has established the state as an export hub, opening doors to jobs and employment for lakhs of youth.”
The chief minister also visited various stalls of handmade products in the ODOP Mart of Uttar Pradesh Pavilion and interacted with artisans and handicraftsmen. ODOP products from all the districts of the state have been displayed in the Uttar Pradesh Pavilion.
Adityanath said that Uttar Pradesh has done very good work in the past five-six years through the India International Trade Fair, and expressed hope that the state might bag the Golden Trophy for the second year in a row.
He said besides displaying ODOPs, an attempt has also been made in the UP Pavilion to showcase works being done for infrastructural development in the new Uttar Pradesh of new India.
“Furthermore, UP’s rejuvenation through various development authorities is also on ample display at the trade fair,” he said.
The chief minister said Uttar Pradesh is famous for workmanship while pointing out that a large cluster of 96 lakh MSMEs are operational in the state.
He said that the UP International Trade Show was organised in Greater Noida some time ago, which received more than 70,000 domestic and foreign buyers.
“Through ODOP, work is on to export the identified products of each district to the international market. Today the exports of Uttar Pradesh have tripled to Rs 1.74 lakh crore. Through the inspiration and digitalisation of the Prime Minister, the products of Uttar Pradesh are becoming popular in the country and abroad. Uttar Pradesh is emerging as a growth engine of the country. When the Global Investor Summit was organised in Uttar Pradesh in the month of February, investment proposals worth more than Rs 38 lakh crore were received,” he said.