Number of bank branches and ATMs should be increased in UP, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged the Center
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that bank branches and ATMs are required in proportion to the population of the state to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. He has requested the central government to increase the number of bank branches and ATMs in the state. He said that mosquito-borne diseases are still present in western or central UP. So one more AIIMS should be made available in western or central UP.
On Monday, in a virtual dialogue with the Chief Ministers of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Yogi made these demands on behalf of UP. The Chief Minister said that the Central Government has implemented the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the textile industry. In the PLI scheme, the central government has fixed the minimum investment limit of Rs 100 crore, due to which the textile units of MSME sector in the state have been deprived of getting the benefit of the scheme. He requested to provide exemption in PLI scheme to the readymade garment industry of Eastern UP. Said that the Central Government has given approval for the establishment of a plastic park in Gorakhpur. He requested for approval of Plastic Park in Dibiyapur area of Auraiya and Bulk Drugs Park in Lalitpur.
Yogi said that the Central Government's plan for investment promotion in the Uttar Pradesh Defense Industrial Corridor is awaited. Requesting the early implementation of this plan, he said that this would speed up the pace of work in the Defense Corridor. Expressed gratitude for getting consent from the Central Government for setting up of Medical Device Park in Yamuna Expressway Authority.
Keeping in view the vast power consumer base of the State, the Chief Minister requested the State to allow capital outlay under the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme. He said that working capital is not being sanctioned by the banks to the power distribution companies as per the norms set by the Central Government. Because of this they have to take expensive loans. He also requested for cooperation in this area.
The Chief Minister told Sitharaman that even during the Corona period, an investment of Rs 66 thousand crore was created in the state. Samsung Company ended its investment from China and established its world's largest manufacturing unit in the state in June 2021. Production has also started in this unit. PepsiCo India has set up its largest food processing plant in India in Mathura. Due to giving top priority to job and employment generation, the unemployment rate of the state has come down from 17.5 per cent in the year 2017 to 4.1 per cent in March 2021. He informed the Chief Minister about the rapid development of infrastructure and logistics projects in the state.