- CM Yogi inaugurates UP Pavilion at India International Trade Fair-2023 in New Delhi
- Chief Minister visits ODOP stalls, interacts with artisans
By Our Correspondent
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the 42nd Indian International Trade Fair – 2023 organized at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Thursday and inaugurated the Uttar Pradesh Pavilion there.
He also visited various stalls of handmade products in the ODOP (One District One Product) Mart of Uttar Pradesh Pavilion and interacted with artisans and handicraftsmen. ODOP products from all the districts of the state have been displayed in the Uttar Pradesh Pavilion.
Development story of UP being displayed in trade show
CM Yogi said that Uttar Pradesh has done very good work in the last five-six years through the India International Trade Fair, expressing the hope that the state might bag the Golden Trophy for the second year in a row. Yogi added that in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Vocal for Local, ODOP of UP is establishing the entire state as an export hub, opening doors to jobs and employment for lakhs of youth.
He remarked that besides displaying the ODOPs, an attempt has also been made in the UP pavilion to showcase works being done for infrastructural development in the new Uttar Pradesh of new India. Furthermore, UP’s rejuvenation through various development authorities is also on ample display at the trade fair, he pointed out.
UP has become a revenue surplus state from a BIMARU state in the last 6 years, CM Yogi said, adding that a new environment has been created for industrialization in UP today.
UP’s exports tripled
The Chief Minister said that Uttar Pradesh is famous for workmanship, pointing out that a large cluster of 96 lakh MSMEs is operational in the state. He informed that UP International Trade Show was organized in Greater Noida some time ago, which received more than 70,000 domestic and foreign buyers.
“Through ODOP, work is on to export the identified products of each district to the international market. Today the exports of Uttar Pradesh have tripled to Rs 1.74 lakh crore. Through the inspiration and digitalization of the Prime Minister, the products of Uttar Pradesh are becoming popular in the country and abroad. Uttar Pradesh is emerging as a growth engine of the country. When the Global Investor Summit was organized in Uttar Pradesh in the month of February, investment proposals worth more than Rs 38 lakh crore were received”, he remarked.
On this occasion, State Government MSME Minister Rakesh Sachan, Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra, Additional Chief Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad and senior officials and officers related to MSME were present.