UP govt offers concessions to 7 companies; says firms will invest Rs 2,860 cr, create employment in state

  • The UP cabinet approved a proposal to send letters of comfort to the seven companies, indicating the state government's intention

  • The companies include Haldiram Snacks, JK Cement (Aligarh), Silverton Pulp and Papers and SLMG Beverages

  • The cabinet also cleared a proposal for financing the 296-km-long Bundelkhand Expressway project through a bank loan

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday picked seven companies to offer concessions under a policy that encourages industries for generating employment opportunities in the state.

The companies will invest a total of Rs 2,862 crore in the state and offer jobs to 7,592 people, a government statement said.

 UP govt offers concessions to 7 companies; says firms will invest Rs 2,860 cr, create employment in state

Representational image. Reuters.

At its meeting, the UP cabinet approved a proposal to send letters of comfort to the seven companies, indicating the state government's intention.

The companies include Haldiram Snacks, JK Cement (Aligarh), Silverton Pulp and Papers and SLMG Beverages, cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh said.

They will benefit under the UP Industrial and Employment Encouragement Policy-2017, the government said.

The meeting chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath also approved a proposal to include in a health scheme 37 eligible families from Sonbhadra district's Umbha village, the scene of a clash over land that killed 10 people in July.

The cabinet also cleared a proposal for financing the 296-kilometre-long Bundelkhand Expressway project through a bank loan.

It also approved extending the project of expansion and beautification of the Kashi Vishwanath temple corridor in Varanasi. The bidding process will be completed by December 2019.

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Updated Date: Nov 20, 2019 12:06:01 IST