On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Atmanirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rozgar Abhiyaan' in the state, via a video conference with state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. This state scheme will merge the Centre's coronavirus pandemic relief efforts with the state government's programmes to promote local entrepreneurship and creates a partnership with industrial associations to provide employment opportunities.
At the launch, the Prime Minister applauded the Uttar Pradesh's initiative to work with the Centre to address problems, adding that he hoped other states would follow soon.
He also said that despite being a state that is more populated than even some countries, UP did a good job in managing cases and deaths in the state.
Addressing the media, CM Adityanath said that credit disbursement worth Rs 5,900 crore would be given to 2.40 lakh existing units in the state under the Atmanirbhar or self-reliant India scheme. Meanwhile, another Rs 3,336 crore has been earmarked for 1.11 lakh new units in the state.
He further said private companies in the state will issue appointment letters to 1.25 lakh workers under the the scheme. Also, tool kits will be distributed to 5,000 artisans under the Vishwakarma Shram Samman and One District One Product Scheme.