New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday instructed his nodal officers to draw up a strategic plan to bring back migrant workers and labourers stranded in other states due to coronavirus lockdown. Also Read - COVID Tally: India Reports 3.62 Lakh Fresh Cases, 4,120 Deaths in Past 24 Hours
“After screening and testing such people, the concerned State government should start the process of sending them back. After they are brought to the U.P. borders, the State government will transport them to their districts by bus,” the government said in a statement. Also Read - Panic Grips Locals After Dead Bodies Found Buried in Sand Along Ganga River in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao
The Chief Minister said that the workers will be kept under quarantine for 14-days before being sent to their homes in respective villages in the state. Moreover, each worker would also be given Rs 1,000 and a ration kit when they go home. Also Read - Anupam Kher Takes On Government For Handling COVID-19 Crisis: There’s More To Life Than Image Building
All departments have been directed to prepare a presentation for creating jobs within a week, said an official release of the UP government.
The chief minister said that the real challenge would arise when generating employment to strengthen the economy after the lockdown. Preparation should be started without delay, he said.
In doing so, he said, employments should be arranged through the Common Service Centre at village level, which has to be strengthened accordingly. Employment opportunities could range across various technical sectors by providing proper training in collaboration with polytechnics, science labs, ITIs etc.
After the lockdown, he has instructed the officials to provide employment opportunities by holding loan air and employment fair. He also directed to formulate a plan regarding customer service centers in coordination with banks.