PM Modi announces Rs 20,000-crore defence corridor for Bundelkhand
Lucknow: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 Rs 20,000 crore and generate employment avenues for 2.5 lakh people,” the Prime Minister said at the Investors Summit-2018 here. Stressing that the Uttar Pradesh government had a vast potential, the Prime Minister said it required policy, planning, performance to bring progress and both Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and people of the state were 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, the Prime Minister said the Yogi government had 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,” the prime minister said lauding the new policy ‘One district one product’ of the Yogi government and said it could prove to be the game-changer for the state. The Prime Minister said international airports would come up in Jewar and Kushinagar.