Mumbai Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanat met with India Inc’s leading businessmen at a roadshow in Mumbai on Thursday and invited them to invest in his state. CM’s two-day visit to Mumbai ¥1.7 crore to make Uttar Pradesh a $1 trillion economy in the next 5 years.
The UP government has launched roadshows in 16 countries and is planning eight more roadshows in Indian cities ahead of the Global Investment Summit 2023 in Lucknow from 10-13 February.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance; Dinesh Kumar Khara, Chief Executive Officer of SBI; Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group; Ramesh Iyer, MD of Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Limited; Uday Kotak, and Jindal, CEO of Sajjan JSW Group, were the top businessmen who met Yogi at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. CM also spoke with major bankers on Thursday morning.
“The overwhelming response from India Inc is encouraging to us,” Yogi said at the roadshow. “At UP, there is room for development in every sector. Those who are building industries need not fear interference from the government. After signing the MoU, the CMO will directly monitor the progress of the project. We provide UP investors with all the support and resources they need and they should take advantage of it.”
UP CM also invited Bollywood producers, directors and actors to visit the film city built in Gautam Buddha Nagar. Actor Akshay Kumar met with CM on Wednesday, while other Bollywood personalities including Bonnie Kapoor, Sonu Nigam and Kailash Kah met him on Thursday night.
“Uttar Pradesh won the most film-friendly state award at the 64th and 68th National Film Awards,” Yogi told them. “Taray has picturesque places and the state’s contribution in the arts sector is important. We are developing an international airport, a four-lane highway and a subway line. We count on your expertise to help us do that, and we offer 50% subsidies for web series and 25% subsidies for studio labs.”
Sonu Nigam told CM that by setting up a film city in UP, he is “bringing a bridge between two major states, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.” “I wholeheartedly support your efforts to thrive entertainment activities in the state,” he said. But one of his film insiders pointed out that he only accounts for 6% of total income from film screenings in India, even though UP is India’s largest Hindi-speaking state. .
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, along with Maharashtra Governor BS Koshari and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, met with UP counterparts at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. Eknath Shinde claimed the land of Ayodhya for Maharashtra Bhavan. “The UP government has acquired 1,200 acres of land for him around Ayodhya. This land will be allocated for several state buildings,” said a senior UP IAS official. Maharashtra may get a piece.
Arvind Kumar, UP’s Deputy Secretary for Infrastructure and Industrial Development, said: ¥7 billion rupees from roadshows in 16 countries so far. Next month he expects to surpass his target after visiting his eight major cities in the country ahead of GIS2023,” he said.