Lockdown 2.O Day 5: UP government to provide employment to 5 lakh migrant workers

#Committee constituted under the chairmanship of Agricultural Production Commissioner

#Local employment will be made available, rural economy will be strong

Lucknow, April 19: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed to set up a committee to provide employment opportunities at the local level to about five lakh migrant workers who have returned from various states of the country in the last 45 days.

However, this committee will work towards providing local employment opportunities to these workers, which will strengthen the rural economy.

The Chief Minister gave these instructions during a lockdown review meeting with Team-11 at his official residence here on Sunday.

The committee, constituted under the chairmanship of the Agricultural Production Commissioner (APC), consists of Principal Secretary Rural Development, Principal Secretary Panchayati Raj, Principal Secretary MSME and Principal Secretary Kaushal Vikas. This committee will ensure employment generation under ODOP as well as organize loan fairs through the bank.

The committee will explore the possibilities of employment

Apart from this, employment fairs will also be organized so that maximum employment opportunities can be made available to the people. This committee will also give its suggestions on how to create more employment opportunities. The committee will also explore possibilities to create employment opportunities in various industries under Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME).

Women’s groups will be benefited from an increase in revolving fund

The Chief Minister said that with the aim of creating more employment opportunities, the Government of India has increased the revolving fund to provide employment to women volunteer groups under various activities like sewing, pickle and spice making etc. Marketing of materials manufactured by women should be done through One District One Product (ODOP).

He said that in every district, the nutrition has reached. Therefore its door to door delivery should be ensured for children, adolescents, girls, expectant mothers.

Crucial meeting to be held today on industries to resume its work from Monday

During the meeting, the Chief Minister said that from April 20, industries in the state will be allowed to start conditionally. In this regard, videoconferencing with all district magistrates will be done this evening and necessary guidelines will be given.

He said that according to these conditions, local administration should formulate a concrete action plan to run the industry.

All possible assistance to daily wage workers

The Chief Minister said that due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the lockdown was imposed from March 25, has caused employment crisis in front of hawkers, rickshaw pullers, e-rickshaw drivers, railway porters and daily wage labourers etc. The state government is very sensitive and is making all efforts to provide them all possible assistance.

Areas with more than 10 corona positive cases will not be opened

During the meeting, the Chief Minister clearly instructed the Principal Secretary Health that the areas where more than 10 positive cases of virus have been reported should not be opened yet.

He emphasized that social distancing should be strictly followed and that whosoever is there should be stayed there.

He also instructed for compulsory testing of Corona suspects. Corona infection is to be prevented from spreading. Therefore PPE, N-95 masks and other medical equipment should be made available to doctors, nurses, paramedics and other staff engaged in the treatment of corona in every district.

Quarantine those coming from other places

He instructed to keep the shelter homes in ready condition for the Covid-19 suspects. Those coming from outside should be quarantined. Necessary protocols should be followed in this regard..

Regarding emergency services in hospitals, the Chief Minister said that these services should be started only in those hospitals where PPE kits, N-95 masks are present in sufficient quantity. Emergency doctors, nurses and paramedical staff should also be given necessary training in this regard.

Shelter homes should be sanitized regularly

The Chief Minister directed the Additional Chief Secretary Revenue that all the shelter homes should be sanitized regularly. Community kitchens should be handled with utmost care. Those who have completed quarantine should be sent back.

Yogi instructed to distribute food under the supervision of the administration.

The Chief Minister said that adequate arrangements of fodder for animals should be ensured.

He said that adequate quantity of straw and fodder should be ensured in the ‘Gaushalas’ run by government and other charitable institutions.

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