"We are going to organise 'UP Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas' (UPPBD) in the state for the first time. As per plans, UPPBD will be a two-day event from February 28 in which besides NRIs, investors from all over the world would be invited. We are also extending invitations to Ambassadors of many countries," state government Advisor for NRI Department Madhukar Jetley said on Wednesday.
       
He said the state government has initiated a number of developmental projects like start of five metro rail projects, including one in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    
"Since 2012 when Samajwadi Party government was formed in UP, work on five metro rail projects, including one in Varanasi has been started. The Metro project in five cities,
including Varanasi, Lucknow and Agra, alone will require an investment of about Rs 2.5 lakh crore," he said.
    
For investors, a separate NRI department was set up in May 2014 to facilitate investments by them in Uttar Pradesh, he said.

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