UP CM Will Give On-The-Spot Jobs To 1 Crore People On June 26; Creates A New Record!
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be making a record on June 26 by handing over employment to one crore people, Hindustan Times’ reported. The event is set to be held in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Read on to find out more…
What is the Fuss About?
The plan was set in motion after the arrival of migrant workers from various parts of the country to Uttar Pradesh during COVID-19 lockdown.
This development will make Uttar Pradesh the first state in the country to give employment to one crore people in one go.
This will also be the first time that PM Modi will be participating in a state-level event since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Adityanath reviewed the preparations for the event in a meeting with the officials on Tuesday, June 23.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav took a dig at Adityanath on the issue of providing 1 crore jobs to people of the state.
Yadav took to Twitter on June 23 as tweeted in Hindi saying, “Chief Minister made claim of providing one crore job in a rally but someone go and ask people what they got in their bags.”
Till last week, about 35 lakh migrant labourers had reached different districts of UP. The CM had asked authorities to do skill mapping of these labourers who can then be provided work according to their skills.
How Are 1 Crore Jobs Being Generated?
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) is going to be a major contributor assuring over 50% of total jobs being created in Uttar Pradesh.
Sanjay Dixit, former member of the Union government’s central employment guarantee council said, “Uttar Pradesh has about 1.8 crore MNREGA job card holders. Out of them, 85 lakh have been active. About 15 lakh new job cards have been added in the past few months and most of them are migrant labourers.”
Besides restoration of river, construction of rural roads, digging of ponds and pits for plantation drives and other such work is being carried out under the rural job scheme to provide work to people.
Chief Secretary RK Tiwari had said last week about the state government’s efforts in generating employment opportunities, “We are roping in all many major departments to provide work in addition to jobs being provided under the MNREGS. The micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) department, public works department, horticulture department and the agencies constructing the expressways will also contribute in a big way in creation of more jobs.”
Last month, the Naredco-UP signed an initial pact with the Uttar Pradesh government, offering to provide employment in their real estate projects to migrant labourers who have returned to the state.
The association said on June 23 that the realtors’ body Uttar Pradesh wing will give employment to 1 lakh labourers belonging to the state at various real estate projects.