"Ever since the SP came to power, it has tried to change the atmosphere to consolidate the path to development as we believe that by doubling the speed, the growth of economy could be tripled," Yadav said at a function.
    
He was at the event here to sign MoUs and hand over land allotment letters to industrial units which would invest Rs 15,765 crore and generate 29,000 new jobs.
    
"The SP government brought a clear cut industrial policy which was missing earlier and started working on it", the Chief Minister said.
    
The government has never done politics on the issue of development, gave land for AIIMS and also for the units brought by "smaller central ministers who later propagate that they are bringing industries".

Regretting that investment in the infrastructure was not coming as the previous government had created a bad precedent by giving thousands of acres as sweeteners, Yadav said it was because of this that the government has now decided to give Rs 450 crore for the Agra-Lucknow expressway project.
    
If required, the UP government would get it constructed through own resources, he added.
    
Flaying the politics on the Lucknow metro project, the Chief Minister said that it is wrong if any organization thinks that it has monopoly on the experience and expertise.
    
The state would appoint consultants from elsewhere and arrange resources if required, he added.
    
The UP Chief Minister said that the pace of works, including that of the NHAI, has slowed down because of the prevailing market atmosphere and election time. He, however, asked the investors to be patient as the SP government has a long time to go and promised redressal of all their problems.
    
Two MOUs for setting up thermal power plant with a capacity of 1320 MW in Khurja and with Jagdishpur paper mill for a unit in Utelwa were signed.
    
Land allotment letters were given to Vardaan Industries for corn starch unit in Kannauj, ACC Cement for expansion of Tikirya unit, Sri Cement for a unit in Bulandshahr, Amrapali Power and Cement for a Banda unit, Amul plant in Varanasi and plastic technology education institute in Auraiya.
    
Yadav also inaugurated two portals -- UP industrial grievance redressal system and Nivesh Mitra -- for online redressal of entrepreneurs and obtaining clearances and also gave his e-mail address to inform him if required.
    
Earlier, industrial development commissioner Alok Ranjan said efforts were on to strengthen single-window system and an industrial services law to fix responsibility of officials was on the cards.
    
Principal Secretary Infrastructure and Industrial Development Department Surya Pratap Singh said that according to estimates USD 500 million investment in the state was in the pipeline.

(Agencies)

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