The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved proposals to set up four data centre parks in the state. PWD Minister Jitin Prasada briefed the mediapersons about the decisions of the state cabinet. A total of 14 proposals were approved in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He said that the Yogi government has approved these proposals in view of the development works of various areas. The cabinet also gave a nod to the policy for making the state a hub of aircraft repair.
Prasada also said that an MoU will be signed with the Ministry of Road Transport and Ministry of Railways for construction of railway over bridges (RoBs) and underpasses through funding from the central road infrastructure fund. RoBs and underpasses will be built at 300 railway crossings. In this, the expenditure of the state government will be 10 percent.
Approval was given to these development works-
➤ Approval of four investment proposals under Uttar Pradesh Data Centre Policy 2021.
➤ Under the Data Centre Policy 2021, proposals of various investors to set up data centre parks with an investment of more than 15950 crores have been approved. This will provide employment to about 4,000 people directly or indirectly, the government said in a press release.
➤ Prasada informed that 35 crore saplings will be planted in the year 2022-23. The proposal to provide free saplings from the nurseries of the Forest and Climate Change Department has been approved.
➤ Financial assistance has been approved for five years for the promotion of drip and sprinkler irrigation under the Per Drop More Crop programme.
➤ The cabinet approved non-financial incentives to NIDP Developers Private Limited and financial and non-financial incentives to three other investors — Adani Enterprises Limited Project-1, Adani Enterprises Limited Project-2 and NTT Global Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructure India Private Limited.
➤ The cabinet approved a policy for the development of maintenance, repair and overhauling (MRO) facilities for aircraft in the state. Currently, due to the absence of MRO establishment in India, aircraft are sent for repair to places like Singapore and Dubai, where repairs are costly and time-consuming. “The state has an enormous potential for establishing MRO hubs. Around 1,000 new aircrafts are likely to be procured in the country by 2026. Presently, a few companies in Hyderabad and Bengaluru do minor repair works. With the new policy, MRO hubs will be set up and will generate revenue for the state and create a large number of jobs,” the government said.
➤ A proposal has been passed regarding increasing forest areas in Uttar Pradesh.
➤ In the villages included in the municipal area, a proposal has been passed to continue the work of population survey and record operation under the ownership scheme.
➤ An estimated expenditure of Rs 3196.81 crore has been provided for food grains, iodized salt, whole gram and refined soybean oil to the Antyodaya and eligible household card holders of the state.
➤ Approval has been given to highly specialised works for tourism development of Nishadraj Park Phase-1 at Shringverpur Dham in Prayagraj.