Lucknow: It was an engaging session on the theme Advantage Uttar Pradesh at the second day of the 15th national conference organized by the Jaipuria Institute of Management. The session was moderated by Dr. Kavita Pathak, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow.
The session started with Dr. Vijay K Anand, IAS who talked about the mega holy event of India, Kumbh. The 2019 Kumbh Mela was organized in Prayagraj .He explained the world-class arrangement of the Kumbh Mela, the learning challenges and administration of the Kumbh. He explicitly stated all the work done by the government to make this mega event a big success. From lavish tents to digitalization, from flawless transport and crowd management to good sanitary and toilet systems, he paid a tribute to everything.
Sachin Sharma, Head Channel Operations, ITC explained the topic in consideration with the Agriculture and food industry of UP. The UP’s export policy, Agri Policy, Agri Marketing gives a very conducive environment in the agri & food marketing.
Akshay Singhal , Partner E & Y, centered his discussion around leveraging the legacy and endowment component of the state of U.P. He went on to state that the state needs to leverage its culture and heritage, historical significance, arts and handicrafts, natural resources , seamless connectivity advantage, abundant skilled labor, robust infrastructure, conducive business environment. The potential areas of growth the state could further develop include electronic system design and manufacturing, logistical parks, warehouses, cold chain facility, small arms manufacturing, defense technical textiles, film shooting, editing studios etc. , sports & tourism, education and skill development, startup ecosystem , urban and industrial infra
The speakers for the Valedictory session were Mr Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief executive at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), Mr Atul Chaturvedi, CEO Adani Agro and Chairman, Renuka Sagar and Mr Pankaj Singh, Director Levi Strauss and Co.
Speaking on the occasion Rajat said, UP is young state and has demographic advantage. He added UP has all policies in place but the key to success will be execution of them. Appropriate efforts should be made to skill the youth of state as it will be a key requirement for the future. Diversity and rich resources of the state are its key assets. The kind of policy framework of the state is highly conducive for businesses.
Atul Chaturvedi said, State was always a frontrunner in terms of various agricultural produce now it is moving to new technological areas as well like Power generation and information technology. State has all the potential to become a tourist destination and to harness that potential law and order has to be strengthened. The red tapism has been largely addressed by the single window systems in the State.
Pankaj said, Public Private Partnership can be an effective way to grow further for the state and for that trust, integrity and empathy of stakeholders is very important.