Employment opportunities abound for youth in UP : Yogi

Gorakhpur, Oct 22 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that the double engine government at the centre and in the state is delivering on the promise of Har Haath ko Kaam, Har Haath ko Rozgar (work for every hand, employment for every hand) by creating ample employment opportunities in the state.

Speaking at the mega Rozgar Mela organized at the Madan Mohan Malviya Technological University campus, Yogi said that today UP abounds with employment opportunities, advising the youths to opt a field of their interest and prepare themselves by engaging in training.

He said that the government would guarantee their jobs.

The CM distributed appointment letters to the newly recruited employed trainees and loans worth Rs 500 crore for self-employment on the occasion. The programme was organised jointly by UP Skill Development Mission, Labour and Employment Department and Government ITI.

Yogi said that when Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay had given the slogan of work for every hand, water for every field’ it appeared an impossible target. “However, post 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned it into reality. The double-engine government is providing employment opportunities to every individual without any discrimination,” he said.

He said, “PM Modi has enabled a corruption-free system by opening Jan Dhan accounts, transferring funds through DBT and connecting villages with Digital India. Through Make in India, Startup India, Standup India, Mudra Yojana, Vishwakarma Yojana, employment opportunities and self-employment have been promoted for the youth across the country.”

Yogi said that the youths who came to the Rozgar Mela, but were not able to get employment due to some reason, would be linked to the PM-CM Internship Scheme under which they would receive training in addition to stipend.

The Chief Minister said, “The government would cover half of the stipend, while the remaining half will be contributed by the relevant industry. After receiving training in the industry, the youths will get employment and the society and country will benefit from their energy and talent.”

He congratulated those who got placement through the Rozgar Mela and told those who were not selected to not to get disappointed. “Keep the spirit of hard work, choose the field of your interest, acquire relevant training and the government will ensure your job.”

Extending best wishes to everyone for Ashtami, Navami, and Vijayadashami during Shardiya Navratri, he prayed to Bhagwati and Lord Ram to fulfill the wishes of all.

Yogi pointed out that the state had struggled to attract investments in the past, but today, it has attracted investment proposals of Rs 38 lakh crore. “These investments hold the promise of generating job opportunities for around 1.10 crore young individuals. When the youth gets trained as per industry requirements, they can easily get employed in their own state and district,” he said.

The CM highlighted the remarkable success of the ODOP scheme in the state, pointing out that when the initiative was launched, many considered traditional craft industries to be outdated. “However, the state government’s approach of integrating these industries, which are the living heritage of our ancestors, with modern technology, effective branding, and robust marketing, resulted in the creation of 40 lakh jobs within this sector during the lockdown,” he said.

Yogi said that during the challenging times of the lockdown, the government ensured the safe return of people from other states to their homes in UP and also provided them with employment opportunities.

He said, “Many individuals who returned to UP have since been contributing to the state’s economy.

State’s economy has grown in proportion to the number of people who returned, whereas the economies of the states they left were negatively impacted by a corresponding percentage.”

The Chief Minister said that only three crore tourists used to visit the state annually in the past. “Presently, this number has surged to 32 crores. There is the need to recognise the potential and impact of this growth,” he said.

Yogi emphasised that the tourism sector is a vital source of employment. “It generates job opportunities for individuals involved in various aspects of the industry, such as taxis, restaurants, hotels, as well as vendors selling prasad and flower garlands,” he said.

The CM said that 450 home stays have been registered in Ayodhya, while there is a plan to increase this number to over 1,500. “Home stays not only offer lodging options but also create employment opportunities. Additionally, young people can find work as tourist guides at these popular destinations,” he said.

Yogi said that collecting flowers and leaves used at religious tourist sites and utilising them to create incense sticks and perfumes can open up new avenues for employment. “This process would not only generate jobs but also exemplify the transformation of waste materials into valuable products, representing a form of sustainable and resourceful innovation,” he said.

The CM encouraged the youth to persistently strive for their goals, emphasising that the government is committed to provide them opportunities to progress.

“In line with this commitment, the state government is actively engaged in equipping the youth with technical competence by distributing tablets and smartphones to two crore youth,” he said.

While mentioning the flow of Mission Rozgar till village level, Yogi said, “In view of the need of 1.08 lakh plumbers under Jal Jeevan Mission and plumbers for PNG pipeline, arrangements are being made to provide employment by training them.”

On this occasion, the CM visited the stalls of financial awareness, financial inclusion, women volunteer groups, bankers, NSDC, labour and employment etc. set up near the venue of the program.

He presented appointment letters to 20 youths who were appointed on different posts in various big companies on an annual package of lakhs.

Yogi also distributed loans from various schemes to six beneficiaries on behalf of Baroda UP Bank for self-employment.

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