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PM Modi launches Atma Nirbhar UP Rojgar Abhiyan to provide jobs to 1.25 crore migrant workers

PM Modi launches Atma Nirbhar UP Rojgar Abhiyan, a 125-day campaign to provide employment to 1.25 crore migrant workers
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 11:53 AM IST
PM Modi launches Atma Nirbhar UP Rojgar Abhiyan, a 125-day campaign to provide employment to 1.25 crore migrant workers(Youtube/BJP4India)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan, a campaign to provide employment to 1.25 crore migrant workers and others in Uttar Pradesh, who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan, which was launched by PM Modi virtually, will cover 31 districts of Uttar Pradesh, which has seen more than 30 lakh migrant labourers return home following the lockdown in the country.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath was also present during the virtual launch of the campaign.

It will be undertaken as part of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan that the Prime Minister started on June 20 for 116 districts in six states in the country,

Officials have said that the Atmanirbhar UP Rojgar Abhiyan is focused on providing jobs, promoting local entrepreneurship and creating partnerships with industrial associations and other organisations to create employment opportunities.

They have said the target of providing work has been given to different departments with a focus on 25 categories of works.

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