Prime Minister Modi throws open exhibition at GBC 4.0, visits stalls and pavilions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and toured the exhibition being held on the sidelines of the Ground Breaking Ceremony (GBC) 4.0 in the State capital Lucknow on Monday to get an insight into the progress of major development projects across various sectors in Uttar Pradesh.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries were present with him during the visit.

At the textiles pavilion of ALT Swantex, the prime minister examined presentations on apparel and leather techniques, gaining an understanding of Uttar Pradesh’s advancements in the leather and textile sector.

He also explored the growing landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) in the country and Uttar Pradesh at the ETH AI Centre. Uttar Pradesh is emerging as a significant hub for AI development. In light of this, there are proposals to establish an AI City in Lucknow. Additionally, the exhibition featured stalls showcasing advancements in the robotics sector.

Visitors, including the general public, had the opportunity to learn about technologies such as Advanced Industrial Robotic Arms and Droids Robotics.

At the defence sector pavilion, Mr Modi was briefed on Uttar Pradesh’s advancements through replicas of defence equipment and a functional prototype of the advanced bullet-proof military vehicle.

The exhibition also featured displays highlighting Uttar Pradesh’s progress in tourism, clean energy and infrastructure sectors, including 3D replica models of the Shri Ram Temple and the entrance gate of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, which earned visitors’ appreciation.

Furthermore, the exhibition showcased five superbikes that participated in the Moto GP race in Uttar Pradesh, including models from Ducati, Duke, Yamaha and KTM.

HCL’s AI Developer Centres

Mohit Sharma, the business strategy lead of HCL Software Noida, said that the UP government would establish AI development centres in Lucknow and Noida. It would be built in Gautam Buddha University of Greno, UP. The company will provide AI solutions and promote awareness of AI applications in sectors such as agriculture, education and health. Mr Sharma highlighted that these centres would focus on developing technology solutions and driving AI skilling programmes, including AI training for government officers and employees in Uttar Pradesh.

CM Yogi to open ammunition plant

Varun Duggal, the senior manager of business development of Adani Defence and Aerospace, revealed details about projects under the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor, particularly the inauguration of South Asia’s largest ammunition facility by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on February 26. Spread over 100 acres, this will be a unique plant capable of producing 400 rounds of ammunition per minute (small calibre).

The ammunition manufacturing facility will operate on a large scale, facilitating production of medium- and large-calibre rounds as well.

The plant will be entirely powered by green energy, with energy generated through solar panels and plants, ensuring environmentally-sustainable operations.

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