Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said that amid lockdown it ensured salaries to every employee in the closed industrial units.
“Even during the lockdown, the Yogi government facilitated the payment of salaries to every employee from the closed industrial units of Uttar Pradesh. The units made a big payment of Rs 1592.37 crore salary,” the state government said in a release.
“Due to the efforts of the government, all 119 sugar mills were operating in the state during the first phase of lockdown. 12,000 brick kilns and 2,500 cold storage units also continued to run,” it added.
In the second phase of lockdown, the MSME provided employment to 16 lakh people and 23 lakh people are given employment everyday under MNREGA.
“Yogi government has so far provided maintenance allowance of Rs 1,000 and free food grains to 31.70 lakh destitute and construction workers,” it added.