Lockdown 3.O Day 11: Within 24 hours of the announcement of economic package, UP doles out loan of worth Rs 2,002 crore

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56,754 entrepreneurs in MSME sector benefited, 02 lakh people will get employment

Lucknow, May 14: Within twenty-four hours of the announcement of the economic package from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday provided a one-time loan of Rs.2,002 crore to 56,754 entrepreneurs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector in the state.

More than two lakh people will get employment

By providing a loan of such a huge amount at a click, CM Yogi kicked off the Rojgar Sangam Online Fair extensively.

This loan was provided to entrepreneurs and bankers at a table. On the occasion, Yogi said that the package was announced yesterday and today the MSME department is working together with the State Level Bankers Committee to disburse the loan to the beneficiaries. Today, with this initiative, we are giving employment opportunities to more than two lakh people. This is our strength.

Making ‘Local’ ‘Global’ is a reality

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly said about ‘Make in India’. In his address in the past, he has spoken about making ‘local’ as ‘global’, this is also the reality. This is an important issue associated with the independence of 135 crore people of India towards making India self-reliant nation, Yogi reminded.

UP’s per capita income falls below national average due to negligence

The Chief Minister said that with the inspiration of the Prime Minister, we have commenced the innovative scheme of One District One Product (ODOP) in Uttar Pradesh which is part of that dream.

“This was the biggest strength of Uttar Pradesh and the result was that when the country became independent in 1947, the per capita income of Uttar Pradesh was more than the national per capita income. But we did not recognize our strength and we paid the price for underestimating it that as per 2015-16, the per capita income of Uttar Pradesh came down to one third of the national average,” CM said.

Will reach the national average in five years

He added that by working hard, within the last three and a half years, we have succeeded in increasing the per capita income of Uttar Pradesh. Today it has reached more than half of the country’s average income.

The Chief Minister hoped that Uttar Pradesh would be equal to the national average in this case in five years.

He further said that the biggest role in this achievement has been our MSME sector.

Centre also praised a One District One Product plan

The Chief Minister said that on January 24 2018, when we celebrated the Statehood Day of Uttar Pradesh, then ODOP scheme was announced. After this, in the Union Budget of 2020 also the Government of India arranged funds for ODOP and asked the other states to think about promoting their local product on the lines of Uttar Pradesh.

Ability to become ‘global’ in many UP products

The Chief Minister expressed confidence that there are many such things in Uttar Pradesh, which have the potential to become not only ‘local’ but ‘global’, but we can take our things forward with new technology and new designs in time. Start the effort. This field has a lot of potential and is very potential. We should work on it further.

MSME ‘e-Saathi’ portal launched

The Chief Minister said that in order to help people today, the MSME ‘e-Saathi’ portal has also been launched.

He said that the MSME and the Bankers Committee decided together how to do better work using technology in the time of nationwide lockdown and together such large numbers of beneficiaries are being provided all the facilities of loan.

Will have to develop strength to think in time

The Chief Minister said that this is definitely one of our strengths and he realized this power when I got the opportunity to go to different districts with a view to mapping the works of ODOP.

The Chief Minister said that when he went to Moradabad, the brass producers felt neglected there, but today more than 6,000 crore brass products are exported. Such are the glass products in Firozabad, Kannauj has perfume. There are different products at different places. He believes that we have to develop the strength to think in time.

Why will the statues of Gauri-Ganesh come from China on Deepawali

Yogi said that today the entire world is migrating from China. In a way, they are neglecting the China. The global pandemic that the whole world is facing, everyone is seeing that China is somewhere behind it. Under these conditions, why would the idols of Gauri-Ganesh come from China on the occasion of Diwali? Can the Terracotta of Gorakhpur not supply it? We will supply them designs and they will produce the products accordingly. They have the ability to deliver superior products than China.

Hardly collected 51,000 earthen lamps in the first Deepotsav, then made 5.51 lakh Diyas

The Chief Minister said that when we had performed the first Deepotsav program in Ayodhya, 51,000 ‘Diyas’ were lit in that program. We had to find this earthen lamp all over Uttar Pradesh but we were able to find only 51,000 lamps.

“However, last year, we lit 5.51 lakh lamps. All were built in Ayodhya by entrepreneurs associated with our Mati Kala Board. Everyone was happy that they got employment. We were providing free soil to the potters. They were making clay lamps or other products from it. They also dug the soil of the village pond in order to make pond ready for water conservation again,” Yogi pointed out.

On the occasion, Cabinet Minister MSME Sidharth Nath Singh informed that On Wednesday, he talked to the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam over phone and congratulated her for announcement of special economic package for the MSME sector.

Singh further said he also informed the Finance Minister about this online fair to be held on Thursday, on this, Finance Minister told me to congratulate the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for organising online fair.

He apprised that Uttar Pradesh is the first state, where work started in this direction immediately after the announcement of the package.