Lucknow: The Global Partnership Summit held at Agra has raised a ray of hope for investment in cash strapped Uttar Pradesh where a number of entrepreneurs have shown willingness to pump their money to expedite industrial growth. The state government will invite proposals from the entrepreneurs willing to invest in the state.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Javed Usmani has issued instructions to the Principal Secretary (Infrastructure and Industrial Development) that the projects be given clearance after scrutiny of the proposals.

During the summit, ITC executive director Kurush Grant and regional manager PK Bose informed the government that the company is going to set up a milk unit worth Rs 200 crore at Saharanpur. The company needs 200-250 acres of land for this.  

The ITC also wants to set up a biscuit and confectionary unit at Varanasi with an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore informed the company officials. The company is also willing to set up logistics parks at Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and Ghaziabad.

Vikas Chaturvedi Vikas, Director of Europe India Chamber of Commerce, The Netherlands is also willing to establish food processing unit in the state. Outsourcing firm Tech Mahindra as well as IT giant HCL are also eager to pump money in the proposed IT city at Lucknow.

Sahara Pure Eatables Corporation, CEO AP Sinha has announced that the Sahara India Group wants to set up Dairy project at Muzaffarnagar, Poultry unit at Sitapur, milk units at Lucknow and Kanpur and Pulp Integrated Packing Unit at Sahibabad (Ghaziabad).  

Besides, the company wants to open nine showrooms of Q Shop in the state for retailing of food and processed products. Velspan Energy is also willing to set up flex industry at Bahraich and Shravasti and solar energy plants in Bundelkhand.

Solar energy firm Sun Edison is willing to tap energy by opening canal-top solar power plants in line with Gujarat. The company also wants to set up pumping plant factory based on solar energy in the state. Several other entrepreneurs also have expressed willingness to set up food processing plants in the state.

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