The team, headed by former chairman of the Reserve Bank of India YP Reddy, would speak to the officials on the matters affecting the financial health of the state, while the UP officials are likely to apprise the visiting team of the needs of state.

An official told that an exhaustive presentation has been prepared by the finance department and during its deliberations with the finance commission; they would be justifying the demand for more funding and financial assistance.

The team has already met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav late on Wednesday. The team will also meet representatives of trade organizations and some industrialists to understand their problems, said an official.

(Agencies)

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