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US businessmen call on Yogi, express desire to invest in UP

A delegation of US businessmen called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday to explore investment opportunities in the state.

The Chief Minister told the visiting delegation of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum that India was emerging as a growing economy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

The state’s strong economy will act as a backbone to strengthen the India-US ties, Yogi Adityanath said, assuring his government’s commitment to provide investor-friendly environment through strengthened power supply, better road connectivity and better law and order.

The delegates led by Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar showed keen interest in investing in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, water conservation, cleanliness, rural development, waste management, agriculture, dairy development, animal husbandry, smart city, education, women empowerment, skill development, software technology, traffic, renewable energy, food processing, and other sectors.

The Chief Minister identified sectors like information technology, energy, electronics, renewable energy, development of smart cities, and development of infrastructure as key areas where opportunities exist.

For ease of doing business, the Chief Minister said, a single-window system has been set up under his office’s supervision through which prompt clearances and permissions are granted to investors.