New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan‘ via video conferencing in presence of chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The scheme is intensely focused towards providing employment to 1.25 crore migrant workers and others in Uttar Pradesh, who lost their jobs due to coronavirus pandemic.  Also Read - 'Not a Criminal,' Says Kanpur Firing Mastermind Vikas Dubey in Video, Discloses His Political Links

It also seeks to dovetail central and state government’s programmes, while also creating partnerships with industry and other organisations as the COVID-19 pandemic affected workforce in general and migrant workers in particular. Also Read - UP News: 7 Dead, 4 Injured After Explosion at Factory in Modinagar

Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister also asked people to maintain ‘Do gaj doori’, till the time a vaccine is not developed for COVID-19. “We all have to maintain ‘Do gaj doori’ and wear face masks till the time vaccine is not developed for coronavirus”, said Modi during launch of ‘Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’. Also Read - Unlock 2: Uttar Pradesh Govt Allows Big Events, Gatherings in State With Social Distance Guidelines

The Prime Minister also lauded UP CM Yogi Adityanath saying that UP is bigger than many countries of the world. Looking at the hard work done by Uttar Pradesh govt during COVID19 pandemic, we can say that it has managed to save 85,000 lives.

Besides, he also interacted with Kurbaan Ali, a migrant worker who has returned to Siddharthnagar from Mumbai, where he was working as a carpenter. He shares information with PM Modi on the public works underway in the village.