In the run-up to the UP elections, PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University and visited the exhibition models of the Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University. He said, UP under Yogi Adityanath’s leadership, is on the path to becoming the largest defense exporter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Aligarh, where he laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University around 12 noon, which will be followed by his address on the occasion. The University is being established by the Uttar Pradesh government in memory and honour of the great freedom fighter, educationist, and social reformer, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh. The University is being set up in a total area of over 92 acres at village Lodha and village Musepur Kareem Jarouli of Aligarh’s Kol tehsil. It will provide affiliation to 395 colleges of the Aligarh Division.
About UP’s Defense Industrial Corridor:
The Defense Industrial Corridor in UP announced by the Prime Minister while inaugurating the UP Investors Summit in Lucknow in 2018 will have 6 nodes – Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, and Lucknow. In the Aligarh Node, the land allocation process has been completed and land has been allotted to 19 firms, who will invest Rs 1,245 crore in the node. The Defense Industrial Corridor of Uttar Pradesh will help in making the nation self-reliant in the field of defense production and promoting ‘Make in India’.