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Gujarat has replicated the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme of the Uttar Pradesh government to boost the local and indigenous industries of the western state.

Gujarat minister for health & family welfare and medical education, higher and technical education, law, justice, legislative and parliamentary affairs Rushikesh Patel said the ODOP template of UP had been replicated at the district and tehsil levels to catalyse local industries in Gujarat.

ODOP scheme is the brainchild of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to revive traditional handicrafts and indigenous industries identified with specific districts in the state.

Patel was in Lucknow today for a roadshow in the run up to the 10th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) scheduled for January 10-12, 2024.

As a prelude to the mega show next year, Gujarat is organising national and international roadshows to interact with industry and business leaders, and to invite them for the VGGS.

After the curtain raiser event in New Delhi, followed by roadshows in Mumbai, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Chennai Japan, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Vietnam and South Korea, Gujarat hosted the show in Lucknow with more planned in other cities in the days and weeks to come.

Addressing a press conference on the sidelines, the Gujarat minister observed the collaborations and alliances between Indian business community and industrialists across different states would facilitate faster socioeconomic development of the country as a whole.

“The collaboration between states will boost the manufacturing sector and fortify the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Made in India’ themes. It will contribute to a faster growth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and exports apart from the saving of the foreign exchange (forex),” he added.

Patel said India is now pitching for new age sectors such as defence manufacturing and aerospace under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is a strong votary for greater cooperation between states.

Meanwhile, he said there were immense possibilities of collaboration between Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh based investors in the renewal energy and food processing sectors.

The roadshow highlighted Gujarat as a ‘Gateway to the Future’ through the VGGS 2024. It sought to enable businesses to explore areas of collaboration and cooperation across various sectors in Gujarat and attract investment in future-ready mega projects such as GIFT (Gujarat International Finance Tec-City) City, Dholera SIR (special investment region) and Mandal Becharaji SIR.

Patel said Gujarat had so far clocked investment proposals to the tune of Rs 70,000 crore for the 10th edition of Vibrant Gujarat.

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Further, he claimed Vibrant Gujarat had achieved a conversion ratio of 75 percent for the composite investment proposals received till the 9th editions of the mega investment summit.

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