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Pacts worth Rs 5,000 cr inked at e-UP Summit

Seven MoUs that will facilitate an investment worth around Rs 5,000 crore and create 15,000 jobs in Uttar Pradesh were signed at an ‘e-UP Summit’ on Tuesday.

The pacts were inked between IT and Electronics Department and industrial associations and some leading companies, including ICA, the apex body of mobile industry comprising manufacturers, brand owners, application and solution providers, an official spokesman said.

Electronics Industry Association of India, Indian Electronics and Semi Conductor Association, Eon Electronics, Lava Mobile and Spice Mobile were among those who signed the MoUs.
Speaking on the occasion, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that only states can ensure the success of Centre’s programmes like ‘Make In India’.

“States should come forward in this task. I can say whenever there is an opportunity and whenever there is any chance of participation of UP in any scheme of the Centre, the state will be at the forefront,” he told the ‘e-UP Summit’ here.

After all, people living in states alone can make it possible as the Centre does not have a population of its own, the Chief Minister said.

Yadav felicitated three leading industrials of rural areas by providing them laptops, besides District Magistrate Ghazipur Narendra Singh Patel for providing services through e-transaction.
He released special UP edition of e-Gaon magazine and coffee table book of IT and Electronics department.

Addressing the summit, the Chief Minister said that during a recent meeting of Chief Ministers, a senior officer told him that Uttar Pradesh has done miracle by opening maximum number of accounts under Jan Dhan scheme launched by the Centre.

“The highest number of accounts was opened in UP. We have maximum number of bank branches,” he said.

Yadav said the state was ahead in many sectors, be it agriculture, dairy production or sugarcane cultivation.

“We are making efforts to improve infrastructure because I believe that without infrastructure we cannot attract any industries to the state,” he said.

“Therefore, after coming to power, we not only fulfilled promises made in the election manifesto, but budgetary allocation was done for those sectors that can improve the infrastructure,” he said.
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