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‘There Is Nothing To Derail UP From Hitting $1 Trillion Target’

Awanish Awasthi, additional chief secretary, home department, elaborates on how the state has drawn up a firm blueprint to reach the target in the next five years

With a goal of becoming a $1 trillion economy by 2027, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has a big task at hand. However, Awanish Awasthi, additional chief secretary, home department, exudes nothing but confidence. While speaking with Outlook Business, Awasthi, who holds additional charges as power secretary and CEO of the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority, elaborates on how the state has drawn up a firm blueprint to reach the target in the next five years. Edited excerpts: