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Latest update: November, 2014
Last Updated: November, 2014
UTTAR PRADESH State Report | March, 2015
Uttar Pradesh (UP) shares its borders with Nepal on the north; the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh towards the northwest; Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan on the west; Madhya Pradesh on the south, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand to the southeast and Bihar in the east.
It is one of the most favoured tourism destinations as the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is located in Agra. The state was ranked second and fourth in terms of domestic and foreign tourists, respectively, in 2013. Nearly 226.5 million domestic and 2.1 million foreign tourists visited the state in 2013.
UP is the second largest producer of sugarcane in the country. In 2012-13, 2.2 million hectares of area in the state was under sugarcane cultivation and total production was at around 132.4 million tonnes (MT).
It has emerged as a key hub for IT and ITeS industries, including software, captive business process outsourcing (BPO) and electronics. The state has become a hub for the semiconductor industry with several major players having their offices and R&D centres in Noida.
The state offers a wide range of subsidies, policy and fiscal incentives as well as assistance for businesses under the Industrial and Service Sector Investment Policy, 2004 and Infrastructure & Industrial Investment Policy, 2012. The state has well-drafted, sector-specific policies for IT and biotechnology.