Uttar Pradesh (UP), till a year ago was a picture of an opportunity lost. Then, the state got its youngest Chief Minister in 39-year old Akhilesh Yadav, who has ince, transformed the state’s fate from despondency
to that of nascent hope. A slew of deft policy decisions have
ushered in an era congenial to business growth and new
UP is India’s ;fth largest state covering 9% of the country’s
geographic terrain and is the largest state in terms of population
with 16.4% share (apporx. 200 mn). This makes it the India’s
biggest consumer market. It contributes 8% to the country’s
GDP. The State is growing at about 7% p.a. and per capita income
are rising at a fast clip to create a large consuming class.
UP has set itself an ambitious target to grow at over 10%
over the 12th Five Year Plan. For accelerating growth, the state
has announced a number of forward looking policies with a clear
focus on making the state attractive for ease of doing business.
New investor friendly policy related to Infrastructure &
Industrial Development has been announced. Sector speci;c
policies relating to IT/ITeS, Food Processing, Solar Power, Poultry
Farming and Sugar Industry with special focus on co-gernation
and distillery too have been announced.
SKILLED MANPOWER - A CORE STRENGTH
The state has surplus availability of formally skilled, semi-skilled
and traditionally skilled manpower and is a net exporter of
manpower to other states in India.
EXISTING ROBUST INFRASTRUCTURE
» UP accounts for 9.45% of the total National Highway
» Largest Railway network in the country spanning over
» 43 National Highways connect it with nine neighbouring
states and other parts of India
» 6 Domestic Airports at Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur,
Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi.
» An International Airport at Lucknow.
» 165-km six-lane Yamuna Expressway covering distance
between New Delhi-Agra in < 2.5 hours.
» Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida is India’s
only circuit for F1 motor racing.
» Eight SEZs are functional in the state, of which six have
been developed under private sector.
» Integrated Industrial Township Tronica City has been
developed over 1600 acre land in Ghaziabad.
» Growth Centers at Shahjahanpur, Jainpur (
Kanpur-District), Jhansi, Dibiyapur (Auraiya) have been developed.
» To encourage development of MSMEs, Integrated
Industrial Development Centres have been developed.
» The State Government has introduced Cluster
» Under the Central Govt. Scheme for promotion of
exports two EPIPs have been developed.
» Leather Technology Park has been developed at Banthar,
in Unnao on 232 acre.
» Two Agro Parks have been developed (over 180 acre
of land) for food processing industry at Lucknow &
» To promote Apparel Industry; Apparel Parks at Tronica
City, Ghaziabad, Textile & Hoisery Park at Kanpur have
There are 36 universities, 3,104 colleges, 1,500 ITI’s/ITCs, 197
business schools and 320 engineering colleges in the state. 2.8 lac
B.Sc. and 96,000 engineering & technology students are enrolled
every year in the state. The State is
» 3rd in number of Colleges in India
» 2nd in number of ITI’s/ITC’s in India
» 3rd in number of Business Schools in India
» 4th in Engineering Colleges in India
» 3rd in number of Polytechnics in India
IN HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, UP IS HOME TO
SOME OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS, SUCH AS:
» Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
» Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
» Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
» National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
» Indian Institute of Information Tech., Allahabad
» Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
» Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
with top of the line medical facilities
» Setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences is already in
the pipeline at Rae Bareli for which land has been allocated by
the State government.
ITI’s and Polytechnics in the state are being strengthened
through PPP mode. The state has also requested Central
Government for sanction of two more IIT’s.
» Investments worth `230 bn planned for 2500 km of state
» 6730 km has been identi;ed as core road network by World
Bank, of which 2466 km has been developed.
» 11 hitech-townships and 31 integrated townships are being
developed by private developers in major cities.
» Three urban infrastructure projects on PPP mode;International
standard Cricket Stadium cum Sports Complex in Lucknow,
Northern Peripheral Road in Ghaziabad and Inner Ring Road
» Proposal for VGF is under consideration for 11 roads totalling
around1000 km at estimated cost of `71.29 bn.
» Six lane 270 km green ;eld expressway between Lucknow
and Agra bringing travel time < 4 hours.
» To boost exports Industrial areas and zones along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial corridor (DMIC) & Eastern Dedicated
Freight Corridor (EDFC) will be developed.
» 36,068 sq km (15%) of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor
(DMIC) catchment area across 12 districts of the state.
» 57% (over 1049 km) of 1839 km of the EDFC falls within UP.
» International Airports on PPP model - near Agra and at
Kushinagar to promote industrial development and tourism.
» Two National Manufacturing and Investment Zones (NMIZs)
have been planned in the State - at Jhansi and Auraiya.
» To avail maximum bene;ts of the ample availability of
polymers, being produced by Gas Authority of India Limited
in its plant, an extensive Plastic Park based on the polymer as
raw material will be set up at Auraiya.
» IT Parks at Lucknow and Agra to attract Software Industry
investment. Huge potential of investments in Tier-II and Tier-III
cities of Uttar Pradesh.
LAND OF UNLIM
“Uttar Pradesh with access
skilled manpower, proximi
and incomparable connect
for investment and partne