UP International Trade Show in Greater Noida was inaugurated by President Droupadi Murmu on Sep 21UP International Trade Show in Greater Noida

Virendra Singh Rawat

The five-day UP International Trade Show, which concluded at India Expo Center and Mart in Greater Noida yesterday, saw exhibitors secure nearly 75,000 business-to-business (B2B) export orders.

Besides, the mega event logged a footfall of more than 300,000 visitors during Sep 21-25.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who wanted to put global spotlight on the state’s handicrafts and small-scale industries apart from garments and electronics, saw his vision fulfilled, a senior government spokesperson said here.

Nearly 500 foreign buyers from 60 countries participated in the trade show. A large number of stalls were also put up by women entrepreneurs, including those promoted under the UP Rural Livelihood Mission.

On the concluding day, union MSME minister Narayan Rane noted the robust development march across various sectors would soon entrench UP as the best state in the country.

He underlined the state’s pivotal role in achieving India’s ambition to become the world’s third-largest economy by 2030.

Rane observed now the state’s youth, who were earlier forced to migrate in the search of employment, were getting jobs in the burgeoning industrial and infra sectors of UP.

UP industrial development minister Nand Gopal Nandi said the trade show will put the state firmly in the path of becoming a $trillion economy in near future.

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In the UP Global Investors Summit (GIS) 2023 in February, roadshows were conducted in 17 countries, which helped the state notch up investment proposals to the tune of Rs 35 trillion, he added.

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