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UP CM Yogi Adityanath plans medical colleges in all 75 districts

Adityanath said the state government is constructing Bundelkhand, Purvanchal and Ganga expressways, which will accelerate the pace of development.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 14 Dec 2020 5:41 PM GMT

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government plans to have a medical college in each of the 75 districts in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has told potential investors based in the US.

Addressing an investment and tourism event organised under the banner of Uttar Pradesh Association of North America (UPANA) on Sunday night, Adityanath assured "every facility" to those who planned to invest in the state's development.

CM Yogi Adityanath:

"We will provide them every facility. Uttar Pradesh will do everything possible to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of self-reliant India (Atmanirbhar Bharat)," he said.

During the event held though video conference, the CM also highlighted the construction of new roads, development of tourism, opportunities in the food processing industry and the "one district, one product" programme in his state.

On healthcare, the CM said in 2017, when the BJP-led government came to power, there were just 12 medical colleges in the state. Thirty more are now being constructed and the government plans to have one in each of the 75 districts.

The government will soon introduce a new policy on this, according to a state government statement.

Bundelkhand, Purvanchal and Ganga expressways

Adityanath said the state government is constructing Bundelkhand, Purvanchal and Ganga expressways, which will accelerate the pace of development.

"There are plans to develop industrial clusters along these expressways. This is a good opportunity for the private sector," the statement quoted him as saying.

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He referred to religious sites like Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura and Vrindavan. "The state has unlimited opportunities for the development of eco-tourism and is the best for spiritual tourism." He recalled the Prayagraj Kumbh Mela in 2019 and said the government planned to convert such events into opportunities for the state."We are also working on a plan to develop Ayodhya as the most beautiful city in the world," he said.

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