Digital Uttar Pradesh is becoming a leading Tech and Electronics Hub for India and world – will boost IT Entrepreneurship amongst youth across all UP towns

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Electronics and Information Technology will inaugurate STPI-Meerut, the 62nd Centre of STPI tomorrow in august presence of Shri Rajendra Agrawal,  Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha); Shri Vijay Pal Tomar, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha); Shri Somendra Tomar,  MLA; Shri Arvind Kumar, Director General, STPI and Shri Bhuvnesh Kumar, Joint Secretary, MeitY at ITP-03, Near NH-58 Bypass, Vedvyas Puri Yojna, Meerut.

Taking forward the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to ensure holistic development of IT to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, the inauguration of STPI-Meerut centre will play a catalytic role in empowering the tech start-ups & MSMEs of the tier – 2 cities and the region to boost software exports and create employment opportunities while attracting FDI and realising the vision of Digital Uttar Pradesh.

Under the jurisdictional directorate of STPI-Noida, the Meerut centre is the 54thcentre of STPI in Tier-2/3 cities. STPI-Meerut will play a significant role in expanding the IT footprint of Uttar Pradesh and empowering the budding tech entrepreneurs and innovators of Tier-2/3 cities to translate their unique ideas into innovative products.

With a total built-up area of 25,074 sq. ft., the state-of-the-art Incubation facility at STPI-Meerut provides Plug-n-Play space of 3,704 sq. ft. with 133 seats and raw incubation space of 2,021 sq. ft. while warranting high speed data communication facilities.

In FY 2020-21, STPI-registered units contributed Rs. 4,96,313 crore to IT/ITeS exports in which Uttar Pradesh contributed Rs. 22,671 crore.

The facility will offer a vibrant ecosystem for creating a maker culture among the young techno-entrepreneurs and startups while empowering them to develop innovative software products to address the challenges of India and the world at large. It will help in boosting the IT exports from the region and generating direct and indirect employment opportunities for the youth of the region.

Benefits of STPI Centre and Incubation Facility:

•           To promote the region as one of the preferred IT destinations and to attract IT/ITES/ESDM units to the State

•           To promote the export of IT Software and Services from the region thus contributing to Gross National Exports.

•           To provide Statutory Services under Software Technology Park (STP) & Electronic Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Scheme.

•           To provide state-of-the-art incubation facility, High Speed Data Communication (HSDC) and other value-added services.

•           To encourage Innovation, creation of IPR & Product Development

•           Mentoring & Promotional support to start-ups

About STPI:

Established on 5th June 1991, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous society under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, has since emerged as the growth driver of Indian IT/ITeS/ESDM industry. With a mandate to promote software and electronic hardware exports from the country by implementing Software Technology Park (STP) & Electronic Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Schemes, STPI pioneered the ease of doing business for policy governance in India by building a robust ecosystem to provide single window clearance services, world-class internet connectivity, state-of-the-art incubation facilities and other infrastructure services to encourage, promote and boost software exports.

With 11 jurisdictional directorates and 62 centres of which 54 in Tier-2/3 cities, STPI has expanded its presence pan-India to promote software exports, R&D, innovation, and tech-driven entrepreneurship to tier-II/III cities. Working closely with all stakeholders, STPI has played a key role in transforming the country as the preferred IT destination, a fact that aptly proven by the stupendous growth in exports by STPI-registered units from Rs. 52 crores in 1992-93 to Rs. 4,96,313 crores in 2020-21.


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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath inaugurates 31st edition of “Hunar Haat”, the “Kumbh of Kaushal Kuber” and “Braj Raj Utsav” in Vrindavan today.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the 31st edition of “Hunar Haat”, the “Kumbh of Kaushal Kuber” and “Braj Raj Utsav” in Vrindavan today and said that the artisans and craftsmen of “Hunar Haat” are strengthening Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.

After the inauguration, Shri Yogi Adityanath said that along with “Braj Raj Utsav”, the talent of the country has also been given a platform by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs. He said that talent is not restricted to any caste, creed or religion. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had given us some “mantras” during the Corona period. Shri Modi worked with a resolve to save the life and livelihood of every needy and gave the slogan of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” (Self-reliant India).

The Chief Minister said that the artisans and craftsmen of “Hunar Haat” are strengthening the vision of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”. Our India is rich in handicrafts and craftsmanship. The handicrafts and craftsmanship of India is centuries’ old. The artisans and craftsmen of “Hunar Haat” have presented this art and craft to the people from generation to generation. This art and craft should be respected, this art should be made more inclusive.

Shri Yogi Adityanath visited “Vishwakarma Vatika” in the “Hunar Haat”. He garlanded the statue of great freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh and also had different traditional foods while sitting on “Khatiya” in “Mera Ganv Mera Desh”.

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, MP Smt. Hema Malini, Uttar Pradesh Minister for Power Shri Shrikant Sharma, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Shri Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, UP Braj Teerth Vikas Parishad Vice Chairman Shri Shailja Kant Misra, Secretary, Minority Affairs Ministry Smt. Renuka Kumar and other senior officials and dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Hema Malini said that artisans and craftsmen from every part of the country are present at “Hunar Haat” which is also promoting traditional cultural events.

Besides “Vishwakarma Vatika”, “Circus” will also be displayed at the “Hunar Haat”, being organised at Kumbh Mela Ground, Vrindavan, Mathura from 10th to 19th November, where the Indian Circus artists will perform spectacular diverse traditional entertainment shows.

About 400 artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts are participating in ‘Hunar Haat” in “Braj Raj Utsav”. Artisans and craftsmen from more than 30 States and Union Territories including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu-Kashmir, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have brought their indigenous products made with wood, brass, bamboo, glass, cloth, paper, clay etc. Traditional vegetarian foods from various parts of the country are also available in the “Hunar Haat”.   

Renowned artists such as Annu Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Suresh Vadekar, Puneet Issar (to perform the Mahabharat show), Sadanand Biswas, Anoop Jalota, renowned Bhajan singer Usman Mir, renowned singer Rani Indrani and others will perform various cultural and musical programmes every day in the evening at “Hunar Haat” in Vrindavan.  

More than 6 lakh artisans, craftsmen and people associated with them have been provided employment and employment opportunities through “Hunar Haat” in the last about 6 years. “Hunar Haat” is also available at virtual and online platform and GeM portal.  People of the country and abroad can buy “Hunar Haat” products digital and online also.

The next “Hunar Haats” will be organised in Lucknow (12 to 21 November), Pragati Maidan, New Delhi (14th to 27th Nov), Hyderabad (26 November to 5 December), Surat (10 to 19 December), New Delhi (22 December 2021 to 2 January 2022). “Hunar Haat” will also be organised in Mysuru, Guwahati, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Patna, Puducherry, Mumbai, Jammu, Chennai, Chandigarh, Agra, Prayagraj, Goa, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Kota, Sikkim, Srinagar, Leh, Shillong, Ranchi, Agartala and other places in the coming days. 


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PM lauds Uttar Pradesh’s efforts to increase investment and improving ease of doing business

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has lauded  Uttar Pradesh’s efforts to increase investment and improving the ease of doing business in last four years.  

Commenting on a tweet by the office of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister,  the Prime Minister underlined the fact that rural areas and small towns are also witnessing these achievements.

उत्तर प्रदेश ने पिछले चार वर्षों के दौरान निवेश बढ़ाने और ‘Ease of Doing Business’ को सुधारने में उल्लेखनीय प्रयास किए हैं। गौर करने वाली बात यह है कि छोटे शहर और ग्रामीण इलाके भी इन उपलब्धियों के साक्षी बन रहे हैं।

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 2, 2021



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