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Narendra Modi announces ₹20,000 crore defence corridor for Bundelkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Investors Summit 2018 in Lucknow on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik are also seen.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a defence industrial corridor in the Bundelkhand region to bring development in one of the most backward regions of Uttar Pradesh.

“One of the two defence industrial corridors mentioned in the budget, one is proposed in the Bundelkhand region of the State, which will bring an investment of ₹20,000 crore and generate employment avenues for 2.5 lakh people,” the Prime Minister said at the Investors Summit-2018 here.

Stressing that Uttar Pradesh government has a vast potential, the Prime Minister said that it requires policy, planning, performance to bring progress and both Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and people of the state are ready to give “super hit” performance.

Terming holding of investor’s summit in Uttar Pradesh and congregation of industrialists from all over as a sign of a big change, Mr. Modi said the Yogi Adityanath government has overcome the previous negativity and shown a ray of hope to people with positive changes.

“Uttar Pradesh has values and virtues, but it also needs value addition,” Mr. Modi said lauding the new policy ‘One district one product’ of the Yogi government and said that it could prove to be the game changer for the State. The Prime Minister also said that international airports will come up in Jewar and Kushinagar.

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