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Uttar Pradesh gets ‘Most Competitive State’ award

Lucknow || Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has congratulated all the officials, employees of the state government for being included in the category of most competitive states of the country. He added hat it was the hard work and dedication of the employees and officials of the state government that UP was on the fast track of progress, development and prosperity.

awaHe also expressed hope that in future too, the employees and officials would continue with their good work. It may be pointed out here that a prominent business newspaper in association with the Institute of Competitiveness, run by Harvard professor Michael Porter, yesterday at an event – Most Competitive State Award – 2015, in New Delhi had awarded Uttar Pradesh on communication, human capacity and factor conditions.

The chief minister today handed over all these awards to chief secretary Alok Ranjan and congratulated his team of officials. The state was found to be number 1 in 29 states on parameters of micro-economic competitiveness, factor conditions, financial conditions, physical conditions, communication, administration, human capacity, innovation, demand conditions, demographics, income distribution and spending pattern, context for strategy, CI and diversity of firms, related and supporting, supplier satisfaction and institutional support.

The chief minister said the award and recognition has come as an honour to the people and the government of Uttar Pradesh. Yadav also pointed out that only recently, the World Bank, in a report on ‘ease of doing business’ had ranked UP in the top ten states of India. Other than this, the work of the state in the solar energy sector has also been appreciated on the national level, he said.