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The report titled "Study for Identifying Strategies for Quadrupling Meerut's GDP" is an- in-depth Economic Analysis that seeks to delve into the economic prospects of Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh. This report would not have been possible without the invaluable cooperation, support, and insights extended by the public representatives of the district, representatives of district administration, academicians, representatives from industrial associations, researchers and scholars, industry experts and concerned stakeholders.
I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Shri Rajendra Aggarwal, Hon'ble Member of Parliament for Meerut, and Shri Amit Agarwal, Hon'ble Member of the Legislative Assembly representing Meerut Cantt, for their invaluable guidance and support. I convey my gratitude to Shri Deepak Meena, District Magistrate of Meerut, for generously granting us the privilege of presenting the report's findings at his office. A note of thanks to Mr. N.K Taneja, Vice-Chancellor (Retd.), Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut for his esteemed participation in the Advisory Council for this study.
I would like to thank representatives of MIDFO (Meerut Industrial Development Forum)- Mr. Girish Kumar, Sai Electricals and Mr. S.P Gupta (Chartered Accountant) for their inputs and contribution to this report.
I extend my gratitude to Mr. Arvind Rastogi, (Retd. Chief Town Planner, Development Authority), Mr. Jagesh Kumar (President, UP Architects Association), Mr. V. K Gupta (Retd. Chief Town and Country Planner, Uttar Pradesh). Their expertise and recommendations have been crucial in shaping this report. I express my profound gratitude and acknowledgment to the stakeholders representing various cluster- based associations. Their active participation has shed light on the ground realities and challenges faced by different clusters, significantly enriching our understanding. I extend heartfelt appreciation toMr. Sharif Ahmed (President, Meerut Scissors Manufacturing Association), Mr. Mohit Chopra (President, Brass Band Association Meerut), Mr. Mateen Ahmed Ansari (President, Meerut Khaddar & Textiles Weavers Cluster).
Furthermore, heartfelt appreciation is extended to MCF (Meerut Citizens Forum) and FISME (Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises) for affording the opportunity to engage with this study. I express my sincere appreciation to FISME Secretariat team including Mr. Anil Bhardwaj, Secretary General, Mr. Mayank Gaur, Joint Secretary and Mr. Archit Tripathi, Deputy Director for their support.
In conclusion, a note of thanks to all those who have contributed to the report. Your valuable contributions have made this study a comprehensive and insightful resource in understanding Meerut's economic landscape and development of its economy. While every effort has been made to acknowledge all contributors, any inadvertent omissions are sincerely regretted.