New Delhi: Keeping his focus on Uttar Pradesh, which is a key state to win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Lucknow on Sunday for a ceremony marking the start of work on projects worth Rs 60,000 crore.
The ceremony marks the implementation of 80 of the 1,045 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) signed at the Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit in February. The Yogi Adityanath government claims that the projects to be launched at the ground-breaking ceremony will create about 2.1 lakh jobs.
Leading industrialists, like Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani, are expected to attend the event. The major companies investing in the state are IT giants Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys, besides the Patanjali Group.
The event will be broadcast live at all the district headquarters. UP ministers have been asked to be present in the districts under their charge, and MPs and MLAs have also been instructed to attend district-level programmes along with local industry leaders.
PM Modi will be a chief guest at the ‘Transforming Urban Landscape’, an event to mark the third anniversary of three key government initiatives related to urban development: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation of Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and the Smart Cities Mission.
He visited Lucknow on Saturday when he promised that his government will provide a house to every Indian by 2022. Modi will be in Lucknow through July 28 and 29.