Uttar Pradesh displays its manufacturing potential in various sectors, which are in-line to the demand of Japan at an interactive session by FICCI
Uttar Pradesh displays its manufacturing potential in various sectors, which are in-line to the demand of Japan at an interactive session by FICCI

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Uttar Pradesh, organised a interactive session with Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to India.

The event aimed to explore and encourage bilateral exchanges towards industrial development in domains like skill development, energy, agri-food processing, education, and allied sectors of India and Japan. During the interactive session on Friday, which makes the Minister of Agriculture, Agriculture Education, and Research.

Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan, said, “For a healthy business and growth environment, the political support of a country is of the utmost importance. Under the twin-engine government of UP, under CM Yogi Adityanath, the potential of the state has increased tremendously. Japan is keen to work in Uttar Pradesh and transform the trajectory of the state.”

Mr. Manoj Gupa, state council chair of FICCI, said, “Japan and India have come a long way in terms of bilateral relations, which has translated today into a meaningful forum where we discuss immense possibilities for both nations. While Uttar Pradesh has developed its potential in the agriculture and food processing sectors, Japanese technology has the power to transform the sector with higher efficiency and reach high-quality products in the international market.”

Mr. Jaswant Saini, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs of UP, said that UP’s transformation under the leadership of CM Yogi Adityanath has brought prosperity to the lives of the farmers. The collaboration between the state government, Indian companies, and Japan will open more doors for developing the sector and enhancing the lives of the people.”

 Mr. A.K. Sharma, Minister of Energy of Uttar Pradesh, said, “The state has truly transformed under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The state has the largest consumer base and zero tolerance for crime. The state has 40% of the motorway and three major international airports, which provide the infrastructure to support the business.”

Mr. Devesh Chaturvedi, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, said, “Working on the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doubling farmers income, we aim for higher sector growth. To achieve that, we must build our capabilities in post-harvest infrastructure, which is the real game changer and adds more value to agricultural products. The Japanese investment in Uttar Pradesh will give a strong push to the state's potential in the agriculture sector, creating plenty of opportunities for both nations.”

Uttar Pradesh government to make the state a global hub for the manufacturing of electric vehicles, batteries, and other equipment.

The government said the new electric vehicle policy aims to attract investment of more than ?30,000 crore and generate employment for over 10 lakh people in the next five years.
During the event, the Japanese companies also showcased their technology and products in the renewable energy sector and the production of EV vehicles.

Ashish Singh Patel, Minister of Technical Education of Uttar Pradesh, " Professionalism and efficiency is the key today to excel in any field. Japan is known for its technology, innovation which increases the efficiency and efficacy. We look forward to work together with Japan  and expand the horizons of Uttar Pradesh."

Abhishek Prakash, IAS and CEO of Invest Uttar Pradesh said, " Uttar Pradesh  is backed by  its huge working population and their zeal and the political commitment through  policies which has made the state a prominent choice for investment by various countries including Japan. We hope to carry forward this understanding with Japan a long way through projects to benefit both the countries."

The forum was participated by more that 25 companies from Japan and well attended by over 100 attendees including dignitaries from Government and Industry of Uttar Pradesh and the Embassy of Japan