Lucknow, May 13 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has claimed that the state has turned into the most favourite destination of the migrant workers as till now over one million of them have reached the state and another over a million are expected this week.
"Number of workers who left UP for their home states are very less as compared to those who are eager to reach UP. It was only due to the schemes the state had implemented during the over 50 days lockdown and giving employment to the workers here that has made the state a lucrative destination for the migrants ," said the CM. Reviewing the lockdown-2 situation in the state with his Team 11 officials here on Wednesday, Mr Adityanath said that the government was committed to providing jobs to the 2 million migrant workers as per their skill.
"We have provided food , security and even jobs to the migrant workers along with the people staying in the state. We have ensured to all workers of the closed manufacturing units their wages to the tune of Rs 1592.37 crores," he further claimed. The officials informed that during the lockdown 119 sugar mills, 12,000 brick kilns and 2,500 cold storage functioned normally giving employment to 1000 people in each of the sugar mills, 200 in every brick kiln and 150 people in each of the cold storage . The industrial units of the state have provided jobs to 2.12 lakh workers and MSME units gave 16.40 lakh employment during lockdown 2. Besides 23.6 lakh unskilled workers in the rural areas are getting work under MGNREGA, the officials informed the CM. (UNI)