The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make more land available for industry in the state, aiming to attract investment even as it grapples with the challenge of providing meaningful employment to the returning migrants. In a meeting held on Thursday, between the state's industries minister Satish Mahana, chief secretary RK Tiwari as well as key officials of 18 other departments, it was suggested that auctioning of shuttered public sector undertakings (PSUs) that fall under both the industrial development department and other departments like sugar, as well as land under closed central PSUs , be undertaken to build a land bank. Additionally, under the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 , the government decided to simplify the process of acquiring land within a distance of one kilometre each on both sides of the state's expressways. The state will also be providing land for an electronics city near the upcoming Jewar International Airport in Greater Noida. The state is also mulling an … [Read more...] about Uttar Pradesh takes steps to increase land availability for industrial development
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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday signed initial agreements with various industry bodies to help in providing 11 lakh jobs to migrant labourers who have returned to the state in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Indian Industries Association (IIA) accounted for three lakh jobs each, while NARDECO and Laghu Udyog Bharati accounted for 2.5 lakh jobs each, UP MSME minister Sidharth Nath Singh told PTI. He said memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, whose promise to provide jobs to migrants returning to the state was fulfilled by the MSME department of the UP government. "To those who had raised questions as to how the state government will carry out the gigantic task of providing 11 lakh jobs to skilled and semi-skilled labourers, the MSME department has given the answer," Singh asserted. The minister pointed out that certain states had … [Read more...] about Uttar Pradesh govt inks MOUs with industry bodies for 11 lakh jobs to migrant workers
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