Youth of UP at the center of GBC: Yogi

Lucknow, Feb 16 (UNI) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that the Uttar Pradesh government is working in mission mode to connect the youth with employment and efforts like Investors Summit and Ground Breaking Ceremony (GBC) are not just for entrepreneurs, but have the younger generation in state at its center.

During an interaction with the 42-member special team, comprising retired officers and senior educationists, the CM said, “You are all aware of the unprecedented success of the Global Investors Summit held from February 10 to 12 last year during which we received investment proposals of nearly Rs 40 lakh crores and now, within a year, these proposals are being implemented.”

He said, “This will immensely contribute to the overall development of the state and provide abundant employment and career opportunities for our youth. You all have witnessed and contributed to the success of this state, and you have been supportive collaborators in this journey.”

Yogi said that UP is a state of immense possibilities. “To achieve the overall development of the country and the state, we must materialise these opportunities on the ground. Each of you possesses extensive experience in public life, having shouldered significant responsibilities. It is expected that our youth will benefit from your experiences, and your support in this endeavour is highly appreciated,” he said.

He said that initiatives such as the Investors Summit and the Ground Breaking Ceremony are not solely for the benefit of entrepreneurs but primarily for our youth. “They stand to gain the most from these endeavours. As industries are established, job opportunities will be created, directly benefiting our youth. We are also focusing on enhancing the skills of our youth and creating job opportunities for them,” he said.

The CM said that inequality has been a significant issue in the development of UP. “In comparison to central UP and the NCR, eastern parts of the state and Bundelkhand had seen much less development. There was neither infrastructure development nor efforts to improve the quality of life for the people in these regions. Industries were not set up in eastern UP and Bundelkhand, leading to a crisis of migration for the youth. Substantial efforts have been undertaken to address this persistent issue of unequal development,” he said.

He said that the Global Investors Summit held last year was crucial in the sense that it attracted investments for every district in the state. “Now industrial development is not limited only to the NCR or some selected cities, but every district is benefiting from it. The Ground Breaking Ceremony will benefit all 75 districts of the state. All districts will be connected to the main event on February 19,” he said.

Yogi said that to ensure the success of a plan, it is crucial that the intended beneficiaries are aware of it. “Lack of awareness often leads to the failure of otherwise sound plans. Therefore, continuous communication between the government, industry, and educational institutions is essential. In pursuit of this goal, the state government is seeking the support of all experienced officials and educationists,” he said.

He said, “Your interaction with the youth in universities and other educational institutions before the organisation of GBC is crucial. During these discussions, kindly provide information about the plans to attract large capital investment in the state through various policies issued by the UP government. Familiarise them with the schemes run by the central and the state governments for the welfare of the youth. Address their queries so that more and more young individuals can benefit from the schemes. Guide them on how this summit will be useful for their bright future.”

The CM said that recently a report was published indicating that 60,000 workers returned from Tamil Nadu to the state. “All of them were employed in the textile sector. Their decision to return underscores their optimism for a prosperous and secure future in UP. It’s crucial to recognise that these workers not only contribute to factory operations but also play a vital role in bolstering the state’s economy. Similarly, we did skill mapping of the migrants who returned to the state during the Covid period and facilitated employment opportunities here,” he said.

He said that the universities and colleges should also fulfil their social responsibilities. “There should be adequate arrangements so that the youth studying here can easily become familiar with the policies, schemes and programs of the government. Universities need to work with self-motivation for this purpose,” he said.

It may be noted that ahead of the Ground Breaking Ceremony for industrial projects valued at over Rs 10 lakh crores, CM Yogi has constituted a special team. This team includes 12 retired officers from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 4 from the Indian Police Service and 7 from the Indian Forest Service (all retired), along with 19 senior educationists.

This team will introduce young people to the various dimensions of the Global Investors Summit-2023 and GBC through a series of interactions with them. On February 17 and 18, this team will engage in discussions with youth at different universities and colleges, addressing their queries related to jobs, employment, and career planning.

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