When the entire country was in the grip of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the efforts of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kept the economy of the state afloat. Uttar Pradesh not only attracted investors during the COVID-19 times but many of them have shown interest in investing in small and backward districts of the state. According to a government spokesman, many companies have taken investment initiatives in the districts of Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Hardoi, Kanpur Nagar, Hamirpur, Bulandshahr, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Jalaun, Budaun, Amroha and Ghaziabad. In fact, four major companies are making investments of Rs 1,583 cr in the industrially backward districts of Hardoi, Gorakhpur, Hamirpur and Barabanki. In other districts, companies producing readymade garments are investing Rs 940 cr. This investment will not only change the face of the backward districts of UP in terms of industrial development, but it will also generate employment on a large scale.