Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be announcing employment for one crore people on 26 June, setting a new record of sorts.
Uttar Pradesh will become the first state in the country to give employment to one crore people in one go. Migrant workers who have returned to the state during lockdown will be major beneficiaries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be participating in the state-level event via video-conferencing.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) will be a major contributor to employment since nearly 50% of total jobs being created in Uttar Pradesh are under this scheme.
“Uttar Pradesh has about 1.80 crore MNREGA job cardholders. 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,” said Sanjay Dixit, former member of the Union government’s central employment guarantee council.
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.
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“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,” chief secretary RK Tiwari had said last week about the state government’s efforts in generating employment opportunities.
Realtors’ body Naredco’s Uttar Pradesh wing will give employment to 1 lakh labourers belonging to the state at various real estate projects, the association said on Tuesday.
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.
Meanwhile, former chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav attacked Yogi Adityanath on the issue of providing one crore jobs to people of the state.
Significantly, the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) state unit will give employment to one lakh labourers belonging to the state at various real estate projects.
Last month, NAREDCO-UP had 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.
Till last week, about 35 lakh migrant labourers had reached different districts of Uttar Pradesh.