Uttar Pradesh Has Answers, “Prashna Pradesh” No More, Says Yogi Adityanath Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath says the state is no longer “Prashna Pradesh”, the state of questions, but Uttar Pradesh, the state of answers. (Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Ahead of the “UP Investors Summit” that begins on Wednesday (21 February), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said people’s perception of the state was changing.

The Chief Minister said the state is no longer “Prashna Pradesh” or the state of prashnas (questions). It is gradually freeing itself of its poor perceptions to become Uttar Pradesh, the state with uttars (answers), he said.

I will tell them (the investors), ‘desh ke sabse bada bazaar mein aapka swagat hai (welcome to the largest market in the country)’. UP is now truly Uttar Pradesh and no more a Prashna Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

The change in perception, the Chief Minister told reporters, was on account of being proactive on certain fronts. The keen interest from investors and industrialists, he feels, proves his point and that the state, viewed as poor until a year ago, is now perceived as a hub of opportunities.

The Summit is aimed at projecting Uttar Pradesh as the growth engine of India, inviting investment and opening the ground for opportunities for further growth.

As for surpassing hurdles to investment, including the bureaucratic red tape, Adityanath said the right use of technology was the way forward.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber