Modi to lay foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh on Tuesday
New Delhi, September 13, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, tomorrow.
He will also visit the exhibition models of the Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and the university, an official press release said.
The university is being established by the State Government in the memory and honour of freedom fighter, educationist and social reformer Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh. It is being set up in a total area of over 92 acres at village Lodha and village Musepur Kareem Jarouli of Aligarh’s Kol tehsil.
It will provide affiliation to 395 colleges of the Aligarh Division, the release said.
The establishment of a Defense Industrial Corridor in Uttar Pradesh was announced by the Prime Minister while inaugurating the UP Investors Summit in Lucknow on February 21, 2018.
A total of six nodes – Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Chitrakoot, Jhansi and Lucknow – have been planned in the Defense Industrial Corridor. In the Aligarh Node, land allocation process has been completed and land has been allotted to 19 firms, who will invest Rs 1,245 crore in the node.
"The Defense Industrial Corridor of Uttar Pradesh will help in making the country self-reliant in the field of defense production and promoting 'Make in India'," the release added.