Prime Minister inaugurates ‘Aatma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’

New Delhi, June 26, 2020: Prime Minister
Narendra Modi inaugurated
‘AatmaNirbhar Uttar
Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’
through video conferencing
from here today. Under this,
local entrepreneurship will
be promoted along with providing
employment opportunities
to migrant workers.
Speaking on the occasion,
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi expressed satisfaction
in the manner in which Uttar
Pradesh has turned the disaster
into an opportunity, the
way people were engaged
during this pandemic.
He said that other states
will also get to learn a lot
from ‘AatmaNirbhar Uttar
Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’
and will be inspired by it.
The PM lauded the
courage and wisdom shown
by Uttar Pradesh, when
Corona is in such a major
crisis in the world.
He said that the way the
state succeeded and the way
it handled the situation is
unprecedented and is praiseworthy.
The PM praised the contribution
of doctors, parameds,
sanitation staff, police,
ASHAs, Anganwadi workers,
banks and post offices,
transport services, workers
in UP.
The Prime Minister lauded
the Government of UP making
efforts to bring back the
migrant labour belonging to
the state, by facilitating hundreds
of Shramik Express
Trains.
He said that more than 30
lakh migrant labor from all
over the country returned to
their villages in UP in the
last few weeks.
The Prime Minister said
that the Chief Minister of
UP understood the seriousness
of the situation and his
government worked on a
war footing in view of this
situation.
The Prime Minister
praised the UP government
for their unprecedented
work in ensuring that the
poor don’t go hungry.
He said the UP Government
acted very promptly in
providing free rations to the
poor and the migrant labor
under the Pradhan Mantri
Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.
This was provided for those
even without ration cards.
He said that in addition to
this, about 5 thousand crore
rupees were also directly
transferred to the Jan Dhan
account of 75 Lakh poor
women of Uttar Pradesh.
The Prime Minister said
that Uttar Pradesh is also
leading in the campaign to
take India on the path of
AatmaNirbhar at a fast pace
as well as in the Garib
Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan.
He added that under the
Garib Kalyan Rojgar
Abhiyan, many works are
being started in villages to
increase the income of the
workers.
He said that out of this,
about 60 lakh people are
being given employment in
MSMEs under the schemes
related to rural development.
He said that apart from
this, an amount of Rs 10,000
Crore is allocated under the
Mudra Yojana for providing
self employment to thousands
of people.
Modi said that UP will
benefit immensely when
clusters of industries are
being created to promote
such local products across
the country under the AatmaNirbhar
Rojgar Abhiyan.
The Prime Minister also
interacted online with various
beneficiaries and stakeholders.

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