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Infrastructure and Investment Planning for Inclusive Growth in Uttar Pradesh

Publication | December 2019
Infrastructure and Investment Planning for Inclusive Growth in Uttar Pradesh

This brief presents the results of a study on how infrastructure investment and development can increase per capita income, promote job creation, and reduce poverty in Uttar Pradesh by 2032–2033.

Data show that Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India and the third-largest contributor to national output as of 2018. Yet, the structure of its economy needs improvement to address slow economic growth and a high poverty rate.

To promote inclusive growth and job creation, the study recommends an infrastructure and investment plan for projects in the areas of transport, logistics, power, water supply, sanitation, and skills development.

Key Points

  • This study presents an investment-oriented strategy for improving the per capita income of Uttar Pradesh from 50% of the national average at present to 75% by 2032/33, with better livelihoods, social development, and significant poverty reduction.
  • The study adopts a demand-driven approach to promote industrial development and job creation. For accelerated infrastructure investment, 11 priority sectors and 6 employment zones comprising 19 focus districts have been identified. These encompass projects in transport, logistics, power, water supply, sanitation, and skill development.
  • A long-term infrastructure investment plan worth nearly $24 billion is proposed, comprising 288 projects. Of these, 126 projects with investment worth about $17 billion are recommended for prioritization.