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Lucknow, Nov 23: The Uttar Pradesh government is gearing up to implement investment proposals worth Rs 7.16 lakh crore, received during the UP Global Investors Summit held in February. The first phase of the Groundbreaking Ceremony (GBC) will see projects worth over Rs 7.16 lakh crore being launched, with Meerut leading the divisions with proposals worth Rs 2.5 lakh crore. Jhansi, Mirzapur, Lucknow, and Varanasi are also among the top five divisions set to witness the implementation of a significant number of investment proposals during the ceremony.

Investors in the industrial sector have shown interest in all 18 divisions of the state, with Meerut, Jhansi, Mirzapur, Lucknow, and Varanasi emerging as the top choices. Investment proposals worth Rs 2,55,097 crores are set for implementation in Meerut division, followed by Jhansi, Mirzapur, Lucknow, and Varanasi divisions.

In the historically considered backward regions of Bundelkhand and Purvanchal, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s strategic development efforts are now translating into investments. Jhansi and Chitrakoot divisions in Bundelkhand are poised for investments exceeding one lakh crore, while Mirzapur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, and Azamgarh divisions in Purvanchal are among the top five for substantial investments. The state’s focus on dismantling criminal networks and enhancing tourism infrastructure is yielding positive results in attracting investments and promoting development.