UP launches website to attract NRI investments

In an effort to woo NRIs from Uttar Pradesh to invest in the state, the state government has launched an exclusive website that aims to be a single window gateway for NRIs native to UP and now settled overseas. Mohammad Wali Abbas, the head of the info tech cell of the NRI department in Udyog Bandhu, which is an autonomous government body dealing with investment, said the website will showcase to the world that UP is serious about investments, specially from NRIs. He claimed the site has already received a large number of hits and queries. Officials said the website will also encourage the emotional bonding of NRIs with their mother land, ensure the general welfare of NRIs, and in cases of emergencies monitor special problems faced by them and coordinate with the Government of India. The state will also celebrate "UP NRI Day" every year, beginning Jan 17 next year.