Lucknow: Industry body Assocham has released a 30-point agenda for Uttar Pradesh suggesting ways to take the growth rate in double digits and tackle challenges of development.

The state needs fast paced development for which large scale investment is required, Chairman of northern region, Assocham, Lalit Khetan told reporters here while releasing the agenda.

The objective of the agenda is to suggest ways to take growth rate of the state in double figures in next decade, he added.

The chairman added that he has had a discussion with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on issues related to development and has asked for a detailed deliberation.

To create environment conducive for investment in UP the state government would have to ensure participation of private sector in development works, besides formulating a investor friendly policy, he added.

Speaking on the occasion Assocham's secretary general D S Rawat said that to provide consultation facility to parties interested in investing UP, the chamber has set up a "welcome to UP desk" at Delhi.

To increase industrial growth rate of the state from seven per cent to 10 per cent large-scale investment is needed, Rawat said.

He said that Assocham is setting up 32 industrial clusters in UP on PPP basis and the existing units would be converted into e-cluster.

This would provide employment to four lakh people and problems of land acquisition would not be faced, he said.


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