New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched ‘Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’ through video conferencing in the presence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The Abhiyan aims to provide employment opportunities to returnee migrant workers. A large number of migrant workers returned to several states owing to coronavirus pandemic.
Government of India announced the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package to stimulate various sectors. In order to generate employment with thrust towards creating infrastructure in backward regions of the country Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan was launched on 20th June 2020.
In Uttar Pradesh, nearly 30 lakh migrant workers returned. 31 districts of Uttar Pradesh have more than 25,000 returnee migrant workers. These include 5 aspirational districts. The Government of Uttar Pradesh envisaged a unique initiative “Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan” which dovetails programs of Government of India and the State government while creating partnerships with Industry and other organizations. This Abhiyan is intensely focused towards providing employment, promote local entrepreneurship and create partnership with Industrial associations and other organizations to provide employment opportunities.