Lucknow: In a move to accelerate the growth of small and medium scale industries in Uttar Pradesh, the state government is mulling to develop national level manufacturing zones at Ghaziabad and Bundelkhand. At the same time a mega food park project at Lucknow will be constructed at a cost of Rs 150 crore.

Anil Kumar Gupta Commissioner UPISDC (Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation said this in a meeting of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries )and Uttar Pradesh state Council members.
While speaking to the press in CII office at Gomati Nagar he said that land has already been acquired for proposed Mega Food Park at Lucknow. However, a few issues still remain to be tackled.

While replying to queries of industrialists he said that the government is attaching special importance to industries and investment.
State government is also serious about encouraging private investment in energy sector and dairy industry including acquiring land for a number of projects and developing Lucknow as an IT City.

He further said that state government is mulling to hand over electric supply of Lucknow to the private sector.

In-order to attract investment and for good branding of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is also looking for possibilities inside and outside the state.

He also said that for all round Industrial development of the state efforts are being made to establish industrial units in 2nd and 3rd grade cities of the state apart from Noida and Greater Noida. 
Chief Minister also asked to prepare a concept note for creating a formidable data base on small and middle scale industries in the state.

JPN\ Bureau