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UP Ministers Head South To Invite Investors For The State

The delegation, led by Finance minister of UP Suresh Khanna, will be meeting industrialists in Chennai over the next three days to invite them to invest in UP and also participate in the upcoming Global Investors Summit

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UP Ministers Suresh Khanna and Nitin Agarwal meeting investors in Chennai

Ahead of the Global Investors Meet in Uttar Pradesh, a delegation of Ministers and senior officials from Uttar Pradesh reached Chennai on Sunday on a three-day visit to invite entrepreneurs to invest in Uttar Pradesh. The delegation will be having one-to-one- meetings with some 25 industrialists who have been identified based on the sectors and their willingness to invest in UP.

The team included State Finance Minister Suresh Khanna, Independent Charge Minister Nitin Agarwal, Minister of State Aseem Arun, Minister Narendra Kashyap, apart from senior officials including Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor Chief Nodal RKS Bhadauria, ACS MSME Amit Mohan Prasad, UPPCL Chairman M Devaraj, IIDD Principal Secretary Anil Sagar, Excise Commissioner Senthil Pandian and CM Yogi's advisor KV Raju.

Apart from the meetings, the delegation will also be holding roadshows where industrialists have been invited to connect. It may be mentioned here that the Global Investors Summit, scheduled to be held in Lucknow from 10 February 2023 to 12 February 2023, is one of the biggest events being touted by UP CM Yogi Adityanath. With this event, the state government is expecting an investing of Rs 10 lakh crore in the state. Following the orders of the CM, 8 delegations of ministers and senior officials have visited 21 cities in 16 countries and received investment proposals worth Rs 7.12 lakh crore. The CM himself met several industrialists in Mumbai recently.

As per the schedule of the team, it will discuss investment potential of the state with Managing Director, Hutson Agro Products RG Chandramogan, CMD, Pompure Chemicals M Ponuswamy and Tuffy Ltd. Group President TR Kesavan, apart from CEO of Water World Anil Akbar and Vice Chairman of Murugapa Group MM Murugapa on Sunday evening and Monday morning.

This will be followed by B2G meetings with Tenth Planet Technologies Pvt. Ltd. CEO Kumran Mani, Trivitron Vice Chairman A Ganesan, Indira Projects CMD Bhupesh Nagarajan, Colliers GM (Industrial & Logistic Services) Karthik Rajan, Praveen Group CMD Mohd. Fazal, ED Gothman of Cetex Petrochemicals, VC of Savetha University Prof. Chandram Shivaji; Fariq Ahmed, Chairman, Farida Group; Nandkumar, MD, Navvin Energy, Microchem Products India Pvt. Director Nitin Shroff, CMD Thrirumaliya Chemicals R Parthasarathy, Contact Civil Aid Solutions Pvt. K Director N Geetha, Lux TVS CMD TK Balaji, KLM Exports Proprietor G Muraleedharan, Head of India Operations of Manisha Soft Solutions Pvt Ltd. B Santosh Kumar and Rajan Vijay Kumar, CEO of Mclean India and Tomo House.

Before leaving Chennai, the group of ministers will discuss setting up projects in the state with some entrepreneurs over breakfast on Tuesday including Vice Chairman and MD of MRF Ltd. Chennai Arun Mammen and G Vishwanathan, founder and chancellor of VIT University, Vellore.