Agra: The Uttar Pradesh government is taking required steps to encourage the setting up of new industries in the state as this will help in generating job opportunities and raise the state's per capita income, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said in Agra on Sunday.

Akhilesh, while inaugurating the All India Rabi Seminar of Oil Seeds, Oil Trade and Industry asked the industrialists from different parts of the country to set up their units in UP to help in the state's development.

Problems related to the sugar industry in the state and the perfume sector in Kannauj has been solved after several rounds of deliberations, he said.

Akhilesh also called for steps to increase oilseeds production in the state by using better quality seeds and improved technique.


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