Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that collaboration with Russia could help in Power and Agriculture and thereby help in changing the face of Uttar Pradesh.
During his visit to Russia, Yogi said that India and Russia had close relations for the last seven decades which played a major role in India’s progress.
“We had the full support of Russia in defence, industry and nuclear sector. It would not be wrong to say that our friendship has been growing over the years and we have established ourselves as strategic partners,” the Chief Minister said while participating in a programme on agriculture, food processing and energy.
An MoU was also signed between UP and Zabaykalsky Krai region in the field of agriculture and food processing. Yogi said many examples of the Indo-Russian cooperation existed in Uttar Pradesh.
“A thermal power plant was built at Obra in 1968 and in Harduaganj in 1971 with support from Soviet Union. Russian companies helped in the construction of Tehri and Koteshwar hydroelectric plants too,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that India was ranked number one in livestock and related activities and effective measures have been taken in UP for the development of essential infrastructure for milk-based activities so that farmers could get fair price for their produce.
Yogi said that in order to upscale food processing in the country and maintain the availability of pure and nutritious food to the public, mega food parks and cold chains were being set up.
The CM said that the kind of technical skill and management of resources that our investors adopted here would definitely provide a golden opportunity for better production and investment in Far Eastern Russia.
“There are possibilities of development of agriculture and its allied areas in about 8 million hectares of Far East Russia,” he said.
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev, Governors of Russian states and representative from business fraternity were present on the occasion.