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 - 4 Reasons Why Tourism is The Next Growth Engine For India, TAAI President Jyoti Mayal Explains

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 - Budget Glossary 2022: Key Economic Terms Decoded to Understand FM Nirmala Sitharaman's Speech

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 - UP Assembly Polls 2022: BJP Ally Apna Dal (S) Fields 1st Candidate, A Muslim, From Home Turf of Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan

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.