Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the 'Atmanirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan' on Friday, June 26, to provide employment to migrant labourers and others who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

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PM Modi launches the 'Atmanirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan' scheme.Twitter

The scheme was launched by PM Modi through video-conference in the presence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The 'Atmanirbhar UP Rojgar Abhiyan' scheme is likely to provide around one crore jobs in one go.

Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister's Office said, "PM @narendramodi inaugurates the unique and path-breaking initiative scheme of Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Yojana."

Uttar Pradesh became the first state in the country to provide job options to one crore people in one go. Also, this is the first time that the Prime Minister participated in a state-level event since the coronavirus outbreak started

Jobs, local entrepreneurship and partnerships

The scheme concentrates on giving employment, supporting local entrepreneurship and creating partnerships with industrial associations and other organisations to provide job openings to the migrants.

It's in addition to the Centre's schemes being run under the Atmanirbhar Bharat programme to spur numerous sectors. To create jobs with push on creating infrastructure in underdeveloped areas, the Modi government has also launched the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan on June 20.

Around 50 per cent number of the jobs will be given under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

CM Adityanath had directed the state authorities to map the skill of the workers returning from different states so that they can be provided employment as per their expertise.

In Uttar Pradesh, approximately 30 lakh migrant workers returned and 31 districts have more than 25,000 returnee workers.