Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has pledged to make Uttar Pradesh a $1 trillion economy amidst reports of Indian economy going through a prolonged phase of recession.
Adityanath’s pledge to convert UP into $1 trillion economy assumes significance in light of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s target of achieving $5 trillion economy for India by 2024. That target now appears to be unachievable given the 5% growth recorded in the first quarter in the first quarter of the 2019-20 financial year.
Adityanath, according to India Today, said, “We will discuss with the IIM faculty about our plan for the overall development of the state. We have ministers and bureaucrats who have vision. An interactive session will take place where we will chalk out a roadmap to ensure that benefits of development schemes reaches to every individual of the state. Our aim is to make UP a $1 trillion economy.”
The UP CM on Saturday attended the second session on leadership and management training at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Lucknow along with his ministers and civil servants.
The second session of ”Manthan” will help in achieving the goals of good governance and development. Through teamwork, we will define and achieve the goals. In the third session, the same team will sit with IIM and we will work on the comprehensive development of the Uttar Pradesh through a roadmap that we would chalk out. This will help the state convert into a dollar 1 trillion economy,” news agency ANI quoted Adityanath as saying.
The BJP-led government at the Centre has been facing heavy criticism for its poor handling of the economy. Three union ministers, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and MoS for Labour and Employment Santosh Gangwar have had to face social media ridicule for their bizarre defence of the downturn in the Indian economy.