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The state accounts for 21% of the country's total production.

UTTAR PRADESH

Uttar Pradesh, abbreviated as UP it is the most populous state in the country. The state falls in the influence area of key industrial corridors and several expressways such as the North-South and East-West (NS-EW) Corridor, conveniently connecting it with remote parts of India.

High livestock population in the state makes it one of the leading producers of leather products. The state is a leader in the production of multiple food and horticulture crops such as wheat, potato, mango etc. Uttar Pradesh is also the third largest producer of thermal power and second largest producer of hydel power in India. UP is also the largest producer of milk and the horticulture crops- mango, green peas, potato in the country.

Key upcoming projects

- Shaktiman Mega Food Park, in over 30 ha, in Jagdishpur

- Integrated Industrial Township (IIT) in Greater Noida, spread across 303 ha

- 3 Integrated Manufacturing Clusters (IMC) of about 1,010 ha each are proposed at Kanpur, Allahabad and Aligarh-Agra

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Aligarh, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Bareilly, Moradabad and Saharanpur are the cities identified in Uttar Pradesh

Highlights

  • 1
    Largest producer of horticulture crops- mango, green peas, potato
  • 2
    Largest producer of food grains in India
  • 3
    Largest milk producer in India

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

The capital city Lucknow, also the biotech capital of the state, has around 3,000 highly qualified scientists working in drug research labs in the city.

Auto-Components

Auto-Components

In 2014-15, car and two-wheeler sales in the state reached 140,000 units and 2.2 mn units respectively. In July 2016, Ford India announced its plans to expand retail distribution of Ford genuine parts in Uttar Pradesh.

 

Food Processing

Food Processing

Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of food grains in India and accounted for about 18% of the country’s total food grain output in 2015-16. The state produced 134 mn tonnes of sugar in 2015-16. Also a leader in milk production, the state accounts for 21% of the country's total production.

 

IT and ESDM

IT and ESDM

The state has an IT City in Lucknow and IT parks in Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur and Kanpur. Plus has 10 operational SEZs in Noida, Greater Noida, Bulandshahar and Gautam Budh Nagar. The state is the fourth largest exporter of software.

 

Chemicals and Petrochemicals

Chemicals and Petrochemicals

Uttar Pradesh contributes about 6% to India’s total production of chemicals. There is an ample availability of raw materials for production of fertilizers in Bundelkhand area and rock phosphate in Lalitpur.

 

Cement

Cement

The state ranks 9th in the production of cement in India. As of 2014-15, the state was home to 12 large cement plants.

 

Tourism

Tourism

The state ranks 3rd in the total tourist arrivals in India and is home to the Taj Mahal.

 

Leather

Leather

Uttar Pradesh is the second largest producer of leather goods and contributes about 25% in total production of leather and leather products in India. Kanpur and Agra districts are respectively the major saddlery and leather shoe manufacturing hubs in the country.