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PM: Rs 80,000 cr investment, UP will drive India growth story

MAKING A strong pitch for the state that he represents in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the ground-breaking ceremony of the UP Investors Summit in Lucknow on Friday by laying the foundation for 1,406 projects worth Rs 80,000 crore.

Modi, who is the Varanasi MP, announced the investment while addressing a gathering that included Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Gautam Adani of Adani Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla of Aditya Birla Group, Niranjan Hiranandani of Hiranandani Communities and Matthieu Eyries of Paris-based Air Liquide.

In his address, Modi thanked investors for having “trusted the power of UP’s youth” who “will be the biggest beneficiaries” of the investment. “This record investment will create opportunities for thousands of jobs in the state. Along with India, it shows the increasing trust in the country’s and UP’s growth story,” he said.

“It is UP that will give momentum to India’s growth story in the 21st century,” he said.

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