Lucknow, July 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched various projects worth Rs. 60, 000 crore at the ground-breaking ceremony in UP’s capital city Lucknow. At least 1500 industry leaders, investors, bankers, foreign delegates and a group of union ministers are in attendance at the ground breaking event.Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Tops List Of Most Popular World Leaders

The union ministers who attended the ground-breaking ceremony included commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and electronics and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Others in attendance at the UP Investors Summit event included Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, Nandan Nilekani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Subhash Chandra, N Chandrasekaran and CII chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal. Also Read - Breaking LIVE: PM Modi Inaugurates New Circuit House Near Somnath Temple In Gujarat

The projects to be started in this phase pertain to Reliance Industries, Infosys, World Trade Center, BNSL etc. and is expected to create around 2.1 lakh job opportunity in the state. The ceremony was telecasted live at all the district headquarters. Also Read - PM Modi: PM Modi at Brahma Kumari Event Recalls Role of Women In India's Freedom Struggle

The ceremony also marked the implementation of 81 out of the 1,045 Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) signed at the Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit which was held in the month of February this year.

PM Modi who is on a two-day visit to Lucknow, attended the concluding session of ‘Transforming Urban Landscape’ convention yesterday. PM Modi made a beeline of announcements highlighting that the government was trying to build a system in which people aren’t devoid of education, employment et al. He further added that his government would try to facilitate every Indian with an accommodation by the year 2022. “Our pledge to make lives of Indians simple and comfortable has become stronger after 3 years. We will give ‘pakka makaan’ to people who are poor and homeless,” he said.

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