Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that the number of workers to be employed will be doubled to reach close to 50 lakh under MGNREGA by the end of May.
“Uttar Pradesh is one of the leaders in giving employment under MGNREGA. Till yesterday we were giving employment to approximately 25 lakh persons daily through the scheme. According to my estimate by the end of this month we will take this number to 50 lakh,” Adityanath said.
“Right now only 12 lakh migrant workers have returned to the state and I believe that more 10 lakh migrant workers will return in the coming days. Close to 25 lakh migrant workers will return to Uttar Pradesh. Among these there will be drivers, plumbers, tailors and other very skilled persons working in various fields,” he said.
Earlier today, the Chief Minister had also handed over cheques to people involved in the MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) sector as part of the state’s online loan fair.