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UTTAR PRADESH

UTTAR PRADESH

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UTTAR PRADESH
General InformationUttar Pradesh is the rainbow land where the multi-hued Indian Culture has blossomed fromtimes immemorial. Rich and tranquil expanses of meadows, perennial rivers, dense forestsand fertile soil of Uttar Pradesh have contributed numerous golden chapters to the annals of Indian History. Dotted with various holy shrines and pilgrim places, full of joyous festivals, it plays an important role in the politics, education, culture, industry, agriculture and tourism of India.
Fact File
Geographical Area 2.41 (lakh sq. km)CapitalLucknowPopulation (2001 Census) Inlakhs1661.98Gross state Domestic product(GSDP) at current prices in2004-2005 (as of Feb 2006)235678 (Rs. Crore)Gross state Domestic product(GSDP) at constant price(1993-94) in 2004-2005 (asof Feb 2006)127560 (Rs.Crore) Net State Domestic Productat Current Prices (2004-05)205249 (Rs.Crore) Net State Domestic Productat Constant Prices (1993-1994) for (2004-05)109768 (Rs.Crore)Per Capita Income at current prices (2004-2005)Rs 11477Percentage of StatePopulation to All IndiaPopulation16.16Literacy Rate (2001 Census)
Male
Female56.2768.8242.22Principal languagesHindi and UrduSource: CSO Estimates, Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2005-2006Advantage Uttar Pradesh
Large, inexpensive and disciplined labour force available.
Vibrant investment Climate.
Investment proposals received:
US$ 3.09 billion in 2004
US$ 7.22 billion in 2005
 
US$5.31 billion in 2006 (upto May)
Basic inputs like land and water available in abundance.
Excellent connectivity to all parts of the country.
Port facility at doorstep through 7 inland freight stations and 1 cargo complex.
Good quality power supply to industry.
Land at competitive rates.
Special facilitation to foreign and NRI investors.
Availability of institutional finance through vibrant state financial institutions.
Integrated townships of Noida and Greater Noida adjacent to New Delhi, with fullydeveloped infrastructure, including recreational facilities like 100 acre golf area.
Single table clearance system through Udyog Bandhu.
Well-developed special purpose modern industrial areas like software technology parks, electronic city, toy city, plastic city, integrated agro park, leather park,chemical complex and textile city.
Large number of bank branches in the state including major foreign banks.Economic InfrastructureUttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation Limited (UPSIDC) is committed to provide high standard, plentiful infrastructure, facilities, and an investor friendly environmentfor ensuring higher industrial growth in the state.The industrial and service sector policy of UP government for the infrastructure sector is based on the following pillars:
Creation of world-class infrastructure through private participation.
Upgradation/ maintenance of industrial areas by a co-operative society of theentrepreneurs.
Creation of Industrial Infrastructure Development Fund (IIDF) for financinginitiatives in infrastructure development.
Promotion of captive and co-generation of power 
Promotion of natural gas as an alternative source of energy.
Roads
The budget for roads has been increased five times from Rs. 1,083 crore in 2003 to Rs. 5583crore in 2006. The state plans to bring up the State Highway Authority (SHA) on the lines of the National Highway Authority of India.Road sector: Vision 2021
Length of state highways to be increased to 12174 km
Length of district roads being increased to 24,348 km
100 per cent connectivity is being ensured for villages.
Widening of all state highways to double- lane
Widening of 40 per cent major district roads to double lane
Rail
Lucknow is an important junction of the Northern and North Eastern Railways. It is wellconnected with all important cities of India.
 
Aviation
Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is well connected by air with New Delhi, Patna,Calcutta and Mumbai.
Power
The total estimated investment requirement during FY 2000-FY 2009 in the state is:
Generation -Rs. 37 billion
Transmission -Rs. 37 billion
Distribution -Rs. 112 billionThe state is on the path of constant progress in with respect to the power sector. This isevident from the fact that 7503 villages were electrified during 2005-06 and the state aims toelectrify all villages by 2008. Further, many major private projects like Dadri Power Projectof Reliance Energy Generation Limited, Roza Power Project of Birla Group are in variousstages of implementation in the state. To boost the investments in this sector, governmentland is being made available on lease for a period of 99 years at the rate of Rs. 100 per acre toset up a power generation project. Also, the state has formulated an explicit power policy tofacilitate investments in the power sector.Transmission Works Target - 11th five year Plan (2007-12)
Item/WorsUnit2007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12Total
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