Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 21 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that the connectivity in the state has improved through new expressways, waterways and airports.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the UP International Trade Show at the India Expo Centre and Mart at Greater Noida on Thursday in the presence of President Droupadi Murmu, CM Yogi also said that new Uttar Pradesh has recognised its potential today and is presenting itself to the world today by changing its scale into skills.
"In the last six years, Uttar Pradesh has moved from a Bimaru state to become a prosperous state. It is also making an important contribution to the Indian economy. The new UP is presenting itself to the world today by changing its scale into skills now", he added.
The CM said that UP International Trade Show represents the sentiments of Uttar Pradesh that UP has achieved in the last 6 years under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Yogi said that many programmes will be organised in this trade show for the next 5 days. More than 70,000 business to business buyers from 70 countries have registered for the trade show, he pointed out.Also, more than 2,000 exhibitors are participating in the trade show.
He said that the arrival of such a large number of traders and buyers in this trade show will provide a new inspiration to more than 96 lakh MSME entrepreneurs of Uttar Pradesh. He said that this trade show will be successful in presenting Uttar Pradesh as the growth engine of the Indian economy.
Welcoming the traders and buyers who came to the trade show, CM Yogi said that the Uttar Pradesh government is running many programmes to encourage its traditional artisans, handicraftsmen and entrepreneurs.
He said that all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh have their own unique products. "To give international recognition to these products, our government is running the 'One District One Product' scheme in the state. The result of this is that today GI tagging of 54 products of Uttar Pradesh has been done."CM Yogi said that on September 17, Prime Minister Modi had launched the PM Vishwakarma Yojana to honour the artisans and handicraftsmen of the country. Inspired by this, Uttar Pradesh had already taken this program forward, he said. (ANI)