Delegation also visits the Digital India Pavilion and hall established for Solar PV Manufacturing companies
Chief Minister launches German website of state’s IT Policy
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav today met the Chief executive officers (CEO’s) of manufacturing and IT Companies, at the Hannover trade fair in Germany. Focussing on renewable energy, the Chief Minister and the delegation accompanying him, also visited the Digital India pavilion and the hall established for Solar PV manufacturing companies.
The delegation inspected the stall of the PTC industries and met the managing director of the company Mr. Sachin Agarwal. PTC industry is located in Uttar Pradesh and is one of the first investment costing foundry companies of India. PTC supplies costing solution, machine components and fabricated parts to many famous companies of the world.
In Germany, the solar power sector photo-voltaic is in abundance and in 2014, as much as 6.2-6.9% power production was done through this. For the last many years Germany is world’s biggest PV installer and its established capacity is, till February 2015, 38,458 MW, which is much ahead of China, Japan, Italy and the United States of America.
Mr. Yadav said that with a demand of power increasing at an average of 12 per cent, the Uttar Pradesh government has implemented a solar policy last year and is bracing up through various means to meet the growing power demand in the state. At present, 10,000 MW power is being produced in the state and the state is working expeditiously to produce additional 13,000 MW.
The Chief Minister further pointed out that the seriousness of his government can be gauged by the fact that in the current budget Rs 29,000 crore has been earmarked for this. Referring to the state government’s UP Rooftop Solar Photo-voltaic Power Plant Policy-2014, Mr. Yadav said that now people can establish solar power plants on their roof tops.
The Chief Secretary Mr. Alok Ranjan also shed light on the immense potential the state offers for solar and renewable energy. He said the solar policy of the state was very attractive wherein many incentives for investor’s have been assimilated. Under the leadership of the Chief Minister ‘UP 360’ has been implemented under which IT and e-governance is being implemented at all levels. Mr. GS Naveen Kumar informed that UP was considered an IT hub in the state. In the year 2012-13, 4,296 million dollar worth of software was exported from here which was 38% of the exports from the Northern India.
He also referred to a 100 acre IT City being established in the state capital and said that it has been accorded the status of an SEZ to attract investors. The Chief Minister, for the benefit of potential investors, also launched a German website www.upsteigend.in based on the IT Policy of Uttar Pradesh during his Hannover trip.