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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Uttar Pradesh has attracted an investment of Rs 6.9 lakh crore in the last two years and an additional sum of Rs 2-3 lakh crore is expected to reach the state coffers by the end of this year.

Releasing the Assocham’s report titled “UP: Inching towards double digit growth”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav  said the investor confidence has increased and if the state continues to progress like this, it would set an example for others.

The CM also announced setting up an “Innovation Fund” for giving boost to the development.

Assocham chairman Lalit Khaitan said that UP has made several remarkable achievements on development front.

The chamber’s secretary General D S Rawat said studies reveal that the state has made surprising progress in agriculture, infrastructure, construction, small industries, power, education, health, realty and other sectors.

Besides, it is the best time for UP to get investments from China as during a recent meeting, the Chinese Ambassador has shown interest in investing in the state, he added.

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Uttar Pradesh Gets Greener On Independence Day

To encourage the mass plantation drive, the state government had also launched a "Selfie with Green UP"

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Uttar Pradesh Gets Greener On Independence Day
9.26 cr saplings planted in UP on Independence Day. Flickr

Uttar Pradesh surpassed its own target of planting 9 crore saplings in a single day when by end of Wednesday, 9.26 crore saplings were planted, an official said on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, soon after the record was breached, congratulated officials over the feat.

Briefing reporters on the success, Minister of Forests and Environment, Dara Singh Chauhan said at the last count, 9.26 crore saplings had been planted across the state and the number was likely to go up when a final headcount will be done within a day.

Adityanath planted saplings at Kusmahi forest in Gorakhpur while Governor Ram Naik planted a sapling at the Gomti riverfront in the state capital.

Sapling Plantation
A plantation drive in Ghaziabad.

To encourage the mass plantation drive, the state government had also launched a “Selfie with Green UP”, a campaign which was an instant hit, with many social organisations, schools and even bureaucrats clicking selfie pictures with plants.

MPs, legislators, women, youth, public representatives and NCC cadets also participated in the plantation drive that went on through out the day, officials told IANS.

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Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) S.K. Upadhyaya said that the last date of the ‘selfie with green UP’ campaign would go on till August 20, after which the best selfies would be selected and awarded at district level. (IANS)

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