In order to grow the state's economy to $1-trillion, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to transform western and central Uttar Pradesh into a hub for auto, electric vehicle and supporting parts industries.
In a high-level meeting, Chief Minister Yogi pointed out that the auto and electric vehicle industries in western and central UP already had ample resources and they just needed to be pushed further because the demand for electric vehicles in the auto industry was expanding fast.
As a result of this, employment will also be available on a large scale in this industry.
In the auto industry, the Growth State Value Addition (GSVA) of UP was 1.5 billion dollars in 2019, which can be increased to five billion dollars in the next five years, according to a report.
In western and central UP, 9,000–10,000 acres of land will be needed for the development of the industry and the Yogi government will spend 19–20 billion dollars on this. At the same time, auto parts and electric vehicles made here will be supplied to the UK, the USA, Australia and South Asia. There is a lot of demand for batteries for two and three wheeler e-vehicles.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath pointed out during the meeting that both large industries and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) played a significant part in the auto industry and were already well-established in sufficient numbers in western and central UP.
Along with this, the expressway is available for the export of equipment of these industries. At the same time, to promote exports, the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor can be easily developed here and connected to the expressway.
The Yogi government has chosen Agra, Shahjahanpur, Aligarh, Prayagraj, Saharanpur and Etawah to boost the MSME sector, while Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Hapur, Kanpur Nagar, and Meerut have been chosen for the construction of big enterprises to encourage the auto industry.
To develop western UP as an original equipment manufacturing belt and create a trillion-dollar economy for the state, sufficient resources are already on hand. On the other hand, central Uttar Pradesh is very suitable for the most important metal industry for the auto industry as well as other industries related to it. For these industries, the MSME sector already exists; it just has to be given a bigger shape.
Adityanath said in the meeting that attention must be paid to ancillary and downstream sectors associated with the automotive sector in order to expand the auto zone and automotive industry in western UP.
For this, green zones will need to be created for rubber processing, plastic, metal, machinery, glass and ancillary sectors of electric vehicle original equipment manufacturers.
“Additionally, the state's electric vehicle charging network has to be expanded,” the chief minister said.
The electric vehicle industry concentrates on EV charging, research, and product design. Battery, battery chemical, cell manufacturing, fuel and welding have an important role in this. Casting, welding machine operators, electric car assembly technicians, as well as heat treatment technicians, will be most required in such a case. Maximum employment will be available on these posts.
Regarding this, it has been said in a survey report that in the year 2017, 60,000 to 70,000 people got employment in this sector, but due to its expansion, 90,000 to 1.10 lakh employment opportunities will be available every year in the next five years.
Yogi said that two and three wheeler EV vehicles and EV parts made in central and western UP would be supplied to the UK, the USA, Australia and South Asia.
These countries are most favourable for the supply of EVs and EV parts.