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News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 29 Jul 2018, 07:35:59 PM

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Lucknow, on Sunday launched 81 investment projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore at a mega ground-breaking ceremony in the Uttar Pradesh capital.

The key projects came to the state during an investment summit organised by the Yogi Adityanath government in February.

The expenditure has given birth to a series of investment intent worth more than Rs 4.28 lakh crore across different sectors such as renewable energy, infrastructure, power, IT and tourism, according to a statement released by the PMO.

Around 80 leading industrialists, including Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla group, Gautam Adani, chairman of Adani group, Subhash Chandra, chairman of Essel group and Sanjeev Puri, MD, ITC, besides top magnates of other major business houses participated in the event.

During his visit, PM Modi will also attend an exhibition on Flagship Missions of Urban Development on Sunday. He will interact and receive feedbacks from 35 PMAY (U) beneficiaries, via video conference, from different parts of Uttar Pradesh.

After addressing a gathering at the Flagship Missions exhibition, the prime minister will leave for New Delhi on Sunday evening.

Here are the highlight's of PM Modi's Lucknow visit:

# 05: 38 pm: We are not the one who are scared of standing next to industrialists: PM Modi 

# 02:18 pm: When BSP was in power, RS 50,000 crore was invested in 5 years, while the BJP government has invested Rs 60,000 crore in just 1 year. Also, more proposals worth Rs 50,000 crore are in pipeline which will be started soon.

# 02:17 pm: Uttar Pradesh has been successful in attaining a position in top 5 states in the country in terms of ease of doing business: CM Adityanath.

# 02:14 pm: Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee keeps saying that he wants to see an India that is prosperous, capable and thoughtful, where there is no gap between villages and cities, centre and states, labour and income, and administration and citizens: PM Narendra Modi.

# 02:13 pm: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured on behalf of the Centre additional security for the ambitious projects in case of any requirement.

# 02:12 pm: The climate was very favourable to set up the projects in Uttar Pradesh: CM Yogi Adityanath.

# 02:11 pm: The investment projects will create over two lakh new jobs, says UP Minister for Industries Satish Mahana.

# 02:10 pm: In the past three years, Rs 50,000 cr have been saved in electricity bills because of the LED bulbs were set up in households under Ujala scheme. If I had announced a concession of this amount, 'Wah Wah Modi' would have been the headlines for a week: PM Modi in Lucknow.

# 02:02 pm: Today the nation is becoming a hub of mobile manufacturing for the world. Uttar Pradesh is leading this manufacturing revolution. More than 50 mobile manufacturing company are working in UP & the largest mobile manufacturing unit in the world has also been established here, says the prime minister.

# 02:00 pm: These projects will prove to be a big step in giving a new direction to Digital India and Make in India. Be it setting up of fiber or establishment of IT centre for internet service in Uttar Pradesh, digital infrastructure will give a new direction, new pace to the state: Modi.

# 01:47 pm: People are calling this event a ground-breaking ceremony. But I call this a record-breaking ceremony. The manner in which development works have been carried out in such a short span of time & old methods have been changed, was never seen before in Uttar Pradesh: Narendra Modi.

# 01:42 pm: It is for the second time in the last 5 months that I am meeting my industrial friends in Lucknow. Last time we met for UP Investors Summit in February. I am elated that a huge step is being taken to deliver the promises made there on the ground, says PM Modi.

# 01:41 pm: PM Modi launched 81 investment projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore.

# 01:33 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaks at the launch of various projects.

# 12:20 pm: Today, we welcomed Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indira Gandhi Foundation, Lucknow, where he will be laying the foundation stone for 81 projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore: Yogi Adityanath.

# 12:33 pm: UP Governor Ram Naik, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and UP CM Yogi Adityanath also present at the event.

# 12:09 pm: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reaches Lucknow airport to receive PM Narendra Modi. 

# 07:39 am: PM Narendra Modi to launch projects worth Rs 60,000 crore at the ground-breaking ceremony in Lucknow today.

Earlier on Saturday, Modi promised "pakka makaan" to all the citizens of India by 2022 and put out a list of some key achievements by his government.

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As the political ardour is gaining pace for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the ruling BJP has intensified its campaign across the country.

Last week, PM Modi addressed a farmers’ rally in Shahjahanpur, while in recent past he paid visits to Varanasi, Azamgarh, Mirzapur and Sant Kabir Nagar as part of the BJP’s strategy for 2019 general elections.

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First Published : 29 Jul 2018, 08:17:00 AM