Meerut Citizens Forum
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Meerut GDP : Meeting about Handloom and Mini Cylinder 03-01-2024 Meeting

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जनपद मेरठ की जी0डी0पी0 को अगले 4-5 वर्षो में चौगुना करने के लक्ष्य को प्राप्त करने हेतु मेरठ सिटीजन फोरम की उच्च स्तरीय समिति द्वारा अध्ययन उपरान्त एक पुस्तिका को तैयार किया  गया, जिसका विमोचन दिनांक  01 दिसम्बर 2023 को मा0 केन्द्रीय राज्य मंत्री श्री पंकज चैधरी द्वारा किया गया। इसके उपरान्त दिनांक  30 दिसम्बर को उक्त के सम्बन्ध में एक उच्च स्तरीय बैठक का आयोजन मा0 सांसद श्री राजेन्द्र अग्रवाल जी की अध्यक्षता में किया गया। बैठक में मा0 विधायक मेरठ कैन्ट श्री अमित अग्रवाल, जिलाधिकारी मेरठ, उपाध्यक्ष मेरठ विकास प्राधिकरण, मुख्य विकास अधिकारी मेरठ, नगर आयुक्त एवं अपर नगर आयुक्त, नगर निगम मेरठ तथा मेरठ सिटीजन फोरम व फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया माइक्रो एवं स्मॉल एण्ड मीडियम एंटरप्राइज (FISME) के प्रतिनिधि द्वारा भाग लिया गया।

बैठक में हुए निर्णय के अनुसार आज दिनांक 03.01.2024 को साकेत स्थित मेरठ सिटीजन फोरम के कार्यालय पर हथकरघा एवं मिनी सिलेन्डर से सम्बन्धित उद्योग के प्रतिनिधियो के साथ मासांसद श्री राजेन्द्र अग्रवाल की अध्यक्षता में एक बैठक हुई।

बैठक में हथकरघा मिनी सिलेन्डर यूनिट के उद्योगो के प्रतिनिधियों द्वारा निम्न बिन्दुओ पर ध्यान आकर्षित किया गया।

1.  हरकरघा के स्थान पर पावरलूम चल रहे है जबकि पावरलूम उद्योग अधिकृत होने के कारण उनका रजिस्ट्रेशन एम0एस0एम00 में नही हो पा रहा है। इसके कारण बैंक से लोन, इन्शयोरेन्श आदि की सुविधा भी नही मिल पा रही है।

2.  पावरलूम उद्योग को मेरठ विकास प्राधिकरण द्वारा बनाई गई काॅलोनी मेरठ ध्यानचन्द नगर कालोनी अथवा लोहियानगर में शिफट करने की बात भी कही गयी।

3.   रजिस्ट्रेशन की कार्यवाही कानपुर में होती है, यदि इसका एक कार्यालय मेरठ में भी हो जाए तो रजिस्ट्रेशन में लगने वाले अत्याधिक समय से बचा जा सकेगा।


उपरोक्त के सम्बन्ध में मुख्य विकास अधिकारी तथा मेरठ सिटीजन फोरम से श्री दिनेश सिंघल द्वारा इससे सम्बन्धित सभी उद्योगपतियो से कहा गया कि, वह सभी अपनी समस्याओ को लिखित रूप में उनको दें ताकि समस्याओ का निवारण उच्च स्तर पर कराया जा सके।

बैठक में मा0 विधायक श्री अमित अग्रवाल, मुख्य विकास अधिकारी सुश्री नूपुर गोयल, उपरोक्त उद्योगो से सम्बन्धित श्री मौ0 साजिद सैफी, अध्यक्ष मेरठ पैट्रोमेक्स उद्योग, श्री फरामनुदीन अध्यक्ष मेरठ कैची उद्योग, श्री महमुद अली, श्री मौ0 रजाउददीन एवं मेरठ सिटीजन फोरम के सदस्यो ने भाग लिया। 

                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    मेरठ
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Meerut GDP : Minutes of the Meeting of Steering Committee for ‘Quadrupling GDP of Meerut’ 30-12-2023 Meeting

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Discuss Agenda Points

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Meerut GDP : Release of Study to Quadruple GDP of Meerut by 2027 01-12-2023 Launch

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Launch of ‘Study to Quadruple GDP of Meerut by 2027’


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a clarion call to the nation to plan and work towards making India a developed country by 2047. In sync with the vision of PM, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath has also set a target to make the state a $1 trillion economy by 2027. He also called Districts to prepare their development plans in the direction.


Meerut Citizen Forum (MCF) took the initiative to commission a first of its kind study to develop the growth potential and plan for Meerut District. The study was conducted with Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) and was conducted by former Senior Advisor Shri M.C. Singhi (IES).  The initiative was actively supported by political leadership of the District especially by Shri Rajendra Agrawal (MP) and Shri Amit Agarwal as well as by the District Administration namely Shri Deepak Meena (DM, Meerut). 


The Study examines the state of the economy of Meerut vis-a-vis other districts in the state. It identifies the existing and potential growth drivers of the district’s economy. During the study interactions were organized with representatives of 12 manufacturing clusters and 6 services clusters in Meerut. Besides the business issues, the study examined the critical role played by agencies such as MDA & Municipality, Police, Education and Judiciary.


The study concludes that within four years, it is feasible to quadruple the GDP of Meerut. It explains how the additional growth could be generated through investments, relocation of labour, women participation, education etc. Finally, the study proposes a series of reforms that are needed to realize the rapid economic growth of Meerut.


On 1st Dec 2023, Union Minister of State for Finance is to release the study. During the event, besides Shri Rajendra Agrawal, MP (Meerut) the other dignitaries who are to attend include Shri Amit Agarwal, Hon’ble MLA (Meerut Cantt), Shri Harikant Ahluwalia (Mayor, Meerut), Shri Deepak Meena, DM (Meerut), Shri M.C. Singhi (IES), New Delhi and Shri Anil Bhardwaj, Secretary General, FISME (New Delhi).

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Meerut GDP : Meerut Plans to Multiply GDP Growth by Four Times in 5 Years to Contribute to $ 1 Tn Mission of CM Yogi 03-06-2023 Meeting

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Plans are afoot to increase GDP of Meerut from Rs. 67 thousand crore estimated for 2023-24 to Rs. two lac crore by 2029-30.

A first of its kind study in India at district level conducted by M.C. Singhi, former Senior Economic Advisor to Govt of India, reports that such rapid growth is feasible and is line with ambition of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath to make UP $ one trillion economy by 2027.

The preliminary findings of the study were presented to the district administration for discussions in a high profile meeting held today at Meerut Collectorate which was chaired by District Magistrate Deepak Meena. Senior officials from all government departments attended the meeting including that from MDA, Municipality, DIC, Agriculture etc.Instead of top down investment led growth, the study has proposed a bottom-up District led growth model which is based on achieving growth impetus from ‘freeing-up’;‘accelerating’ local growth drivers in Agriculture, Industrial & Services segments in Meerut.

According to the study, the additional 6 to 7% growth could be mobilized through Incremental Capital Output Ration (2.7 %) by ensuring realization of committed investment Rs. 10,000 cr for districts materializes; Labour participation & Institutional investment (1 %), Greater participation of women with improved law & order and skills training (2 %), Labour relocation with migration from Agriculture through expansion of industry/ services & skills training and Institutional Improvement (1%).

For this additional growth to materialize, the study proposes a slew of administrative improvements and reforms to improve ‘Ease of doing business’ and institutional delivery by establishing Govt-Civil society partnership,“The lowest hanging fruit is accelerating GDP by facilitating higher women participation in workforce. which could be achieved by inducing trust in law and order and ensuring safety of women in street”, says Singhi.

The study identified 14 industrial and 6 services segments that dominate the economy of Meerut. The industrial clusters include: Sports Goods, Scissors Industry, Textile Weaving Industry, Brass Band Industry, Leather Industry, Textile Printing & Processing Industry,Handicrafts, Print; Publishing Industry, Electronic Switch gear, Gems; Jewellery, Food Processing Industry, Meerut Power loom Cluster, Auto parts industry of Meerut and Khadi; Textiles Wavers.

The services segments identified are: Construction Advisers; Contractors, Doctors;Health Clinics, Education, Professionals, Tourist Aggregators and Street Hawkers/Eating Joints.

To coordinate and oversee the implementation of plan, a committee under chairmanship of District magistrate is also proposed.

The outcome of the discussion is to be incorporated in the final study to be released by end of June.

The study has been commissioned by Meerut Citizen Forum in association with Federation of Indian Micro and Small; Medium Enterprises (FISME).


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Meerut GDP : Service Sector Working Group Meeting 06-12-2022 Meeting

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6th December 2022: Meeting with with representatives (Shri. Puneet Agarwal and Shri. Sushil Kumar Sharma) from MIET (Meerut Instiute of Engineering & Technology) and shri. Sudhir Kumar Sharma from MSM (Meerut School of Management)

11th December 2022: Meeting held with Shri. Atul Gupta from Apex Builders to discuss about the constraints and opportunities in the Construction industry in Meerut.

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Meerut GDP : Manufacturing Sector Working Group Meeting 04-12-2022 Meeting

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4th December 2022 : Meeting with representatives from Scissors, Brass Band and Handloom clusters to take inputs about the challenges and how these could be addressed to promote growth.

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Meerut Masterplan : Open House Consultation Meeting on Draft #MeerutMasterplan2031 13-07-2022 Meeting

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Open House consultation meeting was conducted at MCF office on date 12th July, 2023for filing objections on draft MeerutMasterplan2031 circulated by Meerut Development Authority, in august presence of honorable public representatives MP Sh Rajendra Agrawal and MLA Sh Amit Agarwal.

See MCF Event Tweet - https://twitter.com/MeerutCitizens/status/1546888046708080641

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Advocacy against Solid Waste Burning 16-02-2022 Environment

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Most of the waste collected from various colonies is burnt by the Safaikarmis due to lack of information & supervision. The fumes & dust from waste burning becomes a major source of air pollution also known as ‘Smog’ and causes breathing problems to residents especially during winter season.

MCF has actively advocated against the malpractice of waste burning, and has assisted MNN in spreading public awareness and identifying common spots of waste burning.

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Source Waste Segregation and Door-to-Door Collection 16-02-2022 Launch

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MCF launched pilot Door to Door Waste Collection in 5 wards in collaboration with Indore Based NGO Basix, that became template for city wide rollout by Meerut Nagar Nigam.

This program included -

1. Creating awareness about Uttar Pradesh Solid Waste Management Policy among stake holders. Under this UP State policy booklet published by MCF was launched by Divisional Commissioner of Meerut. Press announcements were organized for public awareness. 

2. Sensitisation & compliance of rules under Solid waste management policy through Gandhi Yatra, nukkad natak, colony visits & announcements, door to door visits, regular checking of compliance. 

3. Training & acknowledgement of Safaikarmis

4. Route planning for municipal vehicles for waste collection and ensuring timely waste collection by resolving ground issues in coordination with MNN authorities.

The 3 months program that was funded by MCF, brought remarkable improvement in the cleanliness of the wards & was hailed by residents for enhancing the quality of living.

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Meerut GDP : Initial Stakeholders Meeting 20-10-2021 Meeting

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Initial Stakeholder meeting was held on Thursday, 20th October 2021 at Meerut Citizens Forum office. The agenda of the meeting was to conceptualize strategy for quadrupling the GDP of Meerut city. Presentation by Mr. Manak Chand Singhi was followed by Panel discussion among the members present. The panel comprised of representatives of Industrial Associations, Representatives from Education and Health sectors, Meerut Architectural Association and FISME (Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises). Shri. Rajendra Agrawal, Member of Parliament from the Meerut constituency and Amit Agarwal, MLA from Meerut Cantt were also present on the occasion. Mr. Manak Chand Singhi presented broad framework for study. The presentation outlined briefly the aspects of the study such as Objectives, Methodology, Approach, Strength and Opportunities and expected outcomes of the study.

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Door to Door Waste Collection : Meeting with Mr. Bansal ( IAS) 29-08-2021 Meeting

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Air Quality : Meeting with ICLEI SouthAsia 25-08-2021 Meeting

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Zero Waste to Landfill 11-07-2021 Environment

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Meerut is known to be one of the most polluted cities. Most of city waste is either burnt or ends up in landfill, where it causes soil, water and air pollution, and may take up to hundreds of years to degenerate. The “Solid Waste Management Policy” of MoHUA has made it mandatory for large institutions, and colonies to self-manage 100% disposal of their waste. But the institutions, colonies, etc lack know how and wherewithal to handle disposal of own waste, and their waste either gets dumped on roadside, or adds up to MNN load of landfill.

The MCF has come up with “Zero Waste to Landfill” program to enable colonies and large institutions to 100 % dispose of their waste on their own.

The pilot program is being implemented by “Defence Colony, Meerut” with support of Meerut Citizens Forum. MCF shall provide hand holding for 3 months and help in sensitize residents to segregate waste at source, provide training to colony’s safaikarmis for keeping waste segregated and not burn it, ope-rationalize the colony’s green waste composting site that was in non-working condition, dispose off plastic and other waste through various recycling agencies.

MCF facilitated ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ program in Defence Colony Meerut in association with Meerut Nagar Nigam and ‘Basix’ NGO of Indore. Earlier mixed wet & dry waste was getting dumped on land outside colony. MCF team of 4 members & expert from ‘Basix’ surveyed the society residents for waste generation, and created public awareness for separate Dry & Waste disposal.

Composting facility that was earlier not in use, was properly made functional by MCF for composting of 100% wet waste getting generated in colony. A system for disposal of Dry / Plastic waste through recycle vendors / Nagar Nigam was put in place.

MCF expert made route map for waste collection by Safaikarmis of Defence Colony and organised training for them for proper collection & disposal as per ‘Zero Waste to Landfill System’.

The program was implemented for 4 months from dt___ to dt__ and was funded by MCF . After that, the Defence Society was able to achieve 100% Zero Waste to Landfill.

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Solid Waste Management : Meeting with MP Rajendra Agrawal 15-06-2021 Meeting

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Meeting with Divisional Commisioner 17-03-2021 Meeting

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Wonderful meeting with Meerut Divisional Commissioner about MCF activities and problem faced by city on waste / water etc.

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Response of PIL filed 15-01-2021 PIL

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Allahabad HC asks 8 department of UP Government to respond to PIL filed by Meerut Citizens Forum .


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Brainstorming Meeting with Municipal Commissioner ,Meeting 12-01-2021 Meeting

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Discuss various issues pf city development , improve Swacchta , Water Supply , Roads etc.


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Representation to PMO for Setting Up of Agri Ecology Dept in Agricultural Universities 15-12-2020 Advocacy

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Meeting with Municipal Commissioner, Meerut 27-11-2020 Meeting

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Encouraging meeting on SWM/Door-to-Door collection , Gangajal Project , Jaal Shakti Mission and Energy Audit etc.

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Ganga Water Distribution : Sanketik Dharna 04-03-2020 Dharna

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