Situation with regards to investment in the state changing fast
Dedication and foundation laying of Rs. 3,926 crore power projects done
330 MW Srinagar hydro Power Project inaugurated, 88 per cent of electricity to the state will be received from it
MoU signed for 1,361 MW power purchase
SMS facility for power consumers kick started
Agriculture University campuses to be established at a cost of Rs. 140 crore in Azamgarh and Lakhimpur Kheri
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that the state government was working on a large scale to improve and develop basic amenities in the state, so as job opportunities are created and economic development also takes place. He pointed out that the number of inaugurations and foundation layings done in the past two days by his government is far more than done by previous government in five years.
A conducive climate of business and investment has been created and image of UP as an investment destination was fast improving, the Chief Minister said. Earlier businessmen were not ready to come to UP but at present, watching the initiatives being taken by present government eminent businessman like Mr. GVK Reddy have come to the state and Mr. E. Shreedharan has accepted the offer to be the chief advisor to the ambitious Metro Rail project.
The Chief Minister was speaking after laying the foundation stone and inaugurating power projects worth Rs. 3,926 crore, 330 mw Shrinagar Hydro Power project (Situated in Uttarakhand, 88% of power will come to UP) and SMS service for electricity consumers at his official residence in presence of Former Union Defence Minister and MP Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav.
On this occasion, foundation laying of an agriculture university campus each in Azamgarh and Lakhimpur Kheri at a cost of Rs. 140 crore was also undertaken. An MoU with a power trading company and the UPPCL for 25 year duration of electricity purchase of 1,361 MW, was also signed before the Chief Minister. This MoU was signed by MD of UPPCL Mr. AP Mishra and Messers PTC India Ltd (361 MW) and Messers ASK Mahanadi’s (1000 Mw) CEO.
After this, the Chief Minister flagged off 100 service vehicles to different districts which will repair damaged transformers within 72-hours. The Chief Minister also said that people in different parts of the state will take decisions in favour of parties based on their work. He also expressed hope that people will favour the party on their track record in governance.
Mr. Yadav said that the government was fulfilling its poll promises and was fast tracking development and welfare schemes in the state and announced that in the coming years power supply will improve considerably in the rural and urban areas of the state. Responding to questions asked by journalists with regards to the Kanpur incident, the Chief Minister said a probe was underway and whoever is found guilty, he will not be spared. He also urged doctors to return to work for sake of humanity.
Speaking at the function, Former Defence Minister Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav said that the state government was working seriously to attend to issues in the power sector and work is being done to improve. He also advised the state government to ensure for improving roads, power and water and work in service of the people. Urban Development Minister Mr. Mohammad Azam Khan while speaking at the event said the state government had given a fresh impetus to development in the state.
Mr. GVK Reddy, Agriculture Production Commissioner Mr. Alok Ranjan and principal secretary UPPCL Mr. Sanjay Agarwal also spoke on the occasion. Also present were ministers from the state cabinet, senior officers and other dignitaries.