Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath signs MoU to generate 11 lakh jobs

WION Web Team Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh May 29, 2020, 03.30 PM(IST)

File photo: Yogi Adityanath Photograph:( PTI )

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The jobs are being generated mainly for the migrant workers who have lost their jobs in other states due to the nationwide lockdown initiated by the Indian government.

The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier assured that the government will be generating employment for the migrant labourers who have traveled back to the state amid the lockdown.

Following the same, on Friday, the UP government signed initial agreements with several industry bodies to help in providing 11 lakh jobs.

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The jobs are being generated mainly for the migrant workers who have lost their jobs in other states due to the nationwide lockdown initiated by the Indian government.

The Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Indian Industries Association (IIA) accounted for three lakh jobs each, while NARDECO and Laghu Udyog Bharati accounted for 2.5 lakh jobs each, UP MSME minister Sidharth Nath Singh said.

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Foscusing on how UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had taken care of the people of his state, he said, "To those who had raised questions as to how the state government will carry out the gigantic task of providing 11 lakh jobs to skilled and semi-skilled labourers, the MSME department has given the answer."

The MoUs were signed in the presence of Yogi Adityanath.

Singh said his department has set up a control room for migrant labourers and has so far ensured payment of Rs 1,700 crore dues to workers in 75,000 units.

(With inputs from PTI)