Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked officials to firm up a plan to provide employment to nearly 20 lakh people in the state on Saturday. CM Yogi stated for the formulation of strategy after studying the Center’s advisory on lockdown and the permitted economic activities amidst it.
He also asked the officials to compile all details including names, addresses, mobile numbers and work competencies of laborers returning to the state to facilitate their employment.
“A work plan should be made to provide employment to 15-20 lakh people. During COVID-19 pandemic, the state government has paid salaries to 16 lakh state government employees and 12 lakh retired employees,” CM Yogi, while chairing a meeting of senior state government officials.
The Chief Minister also gave directions to the officials, to study the Center’s advisory pertaining to the lockdown, and, restart economic activities accordingly.
“Even during the lockdown, it is necessary to search possibilities. Industrial activities should be conducted while following all anti-infection measures,” he stated.
The chief minister observed that sugar mills have been allowed to operate and no case of Covid-19 infection has been reported from that sector.
And no such case has been reported from brick industry, he pointed out.
“In the same way, all industries should operate. A detailed work plan should be prepared to give a new dimension to investment in the state,” Adityanath said in a statement, issued by the UP government.
He also directed that health check up of labourers who came back to UP should be mandatorily conducted.