Lucknow, June 2 (UNI) A new chapter will be added to the continuing story of the transformation of Uttar Pradesh with the third Ground Breaking Ceremony @3.0 for industrial investment projects in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
The PM will also address a public meeting in Paraunkh, the ancestral village of President Ram Nath Kovind in Kanpur Dehat district.
In less than five years, this is the third such event when top industrialists of India will descend in Lucknow with the shared vision of making UP the hotspot of manufacturing and industrial activity.
During the GBC, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 1,406 projects of more than Rs 80,000 crores. The projects encompass diverse sectors like agriculture and allied services, IT and Electronics, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Pharma, Tourism, Defence and Aerospace, Handloom and Textiles.
Official sources said that after attending the GBC, being organised at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, the PM will leave for Paraunkh, where he along with President Ram Nath Kovind, will offer prayers at Pathari Mata temple.
Sources said that around 2 pm the PM will go to Dr BR Ambedkar Bhawan and from there he will reach the ancestral house of the President ‘Milan Kendra’. The President has dedicated his ancestral house to the public and it has been converted into a community center. Modi will attend a public function at Paraunkh around 2.30 pm.
Meanwhile, the industry tycoons that will remain present on the grand occasion will also share their views and vision with the people and will also talk about their future plans. They include Gautam Adani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Niranjan Hiranandani and Matthieu EYRIES, who will share the dais with PM Modi.
Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman of Aditya Birla Group, Gautam Adani is the Chairman and Managing Director of Adani group; Niranjan Hiranandani leads the Hiranandani group, Matthieu EYRIES is the Vice President of Air Liquide.
Among the other top industry leaders to attend the ceremony are Sanjeev Puri, Chairman and MD of ITC Limited, Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and MD, Jindal Group, Yusuf Ali, MD Lulu Group and many more.
The rapid strengthening of infrastructure, vastly expanded road and air connectivity, a secure environment and ease of doing business have paved the way for unprecedented industrial activity in UP. Sectors like IT and electronics, healthcare, energy, food processing, education and MSME, among others, have attracted huge investments in the last five years.
The UP government led by CM Yogi had organised Investors Summit 2018 on February 21 to 22, with the first GBC being held on July 29, 2018. The second Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on July 28, 2019.
During the first Ground Breaking Ceremony, the foundation of 81 projects worth more than Rs 61,500 Crore was laid, While, in the second Ground Breaking Ceremony, the foundation of 290 projects with investments of more than Rs 67,000 crore was laid.
The Ground Breaking Ceremony @3.0 will see a maximum 805 projects in MSME sector coming on ground followed by 275 of agriculture and allied industries and 65 of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.