US in UP: 26 Major American Companies Including Facebook, Adobe, Coca Cola to Meet CM Yogi Adityanath Today

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New Delhi, Oct 23: In a bid to explore investment opportunities in Uttar Pradesh, 26 major American companies including Facebook, Adobe, Coca Cola, Mastercard, Monsanto, Uber, Honeywell, P&G, Oracle and GE Health and Cargill will interact with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday with the tagline ‘US in UP’.

Talking to PTI,  Uttar Pradesh’ Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh yesterday said,”Headed by Boeing, 26 US firms are on their way to Uttar Pradesh to explore investment avenues in the state. The tagline is ‘US in UP’ on the lines of ‘Vibrant Gujarat’.

“Taking a cue from ‘Vibrant Gujarat’, the idea of ‘US in UP’ has been mooted to showcase the state’s investment avenues in chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, cement, gems, textiles and engineering sectors. A small delegation had visited this state two months back and realising the “tremendous investment potential” in the state, a bigger delegation will be travelling to the state on Monday,”the senior cabinet minister informed the news agency further.

He also asserted that the foundation for the tour was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the US in June when he invited CEOs of top US companies to invest in India, saying “GST was a game changer that made the country a business-friendly destination”.

The delegation will visit the state under the aegis of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), which is strongly committed in creating the most powerful strategic partnership between the US and India. “Promoting bilateral trade is an important task, but our mission reaches far beyond this. It is about business and government coming together in new ways to create meaningful opportunities that have the power to change the lives of citizens,”the USISPF said in a statement.

A session on healthcare has also been organised to help the US companies like Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, GE Healthcare and Medtronic to focus on initiatives, programmes and best practices to overcome roadblocks to greater access and affordability for health care services in UP. Merck is an American pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

It has also been reported that officials from the US Embassy and US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will also be a part of the delegation. They will be briefed by UP Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar.

(With inputs from agencies)