Uttar Pradesh : CM Yogi Adityanath transfers an online fund of Rs 104.82 crore in bank accounts of migrant workers

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On Saturday, chief minister Yogi Adityanath made an online transfer of Rs. 104.82 crore to 10.48 lakh more families of labourers, providing an assistance of Rs.1000 to each family under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme.

The chief minister interacted with some of the beneficiaries in Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Azamgarh, Jhansi, Siddharth Nagar and Gonda through video conferencing with them. He stated that the state labour department was also formulating a scheme for the marriage of labourer's daughters.

While speaking to the media in Lucknow, Additional chief secretary (home), Awanish Kumar Awasthi stated that the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath distributed Rs 1000 to 10,48,166 lakh workers and labourers families through the Department of Revenue through Direct Bank transfer. This money was made available to the State Covid Fund. The chief minister also gave instructions to speed up Development Work. "As far as the Poorvanchal and Bundelkhand expressways are concerned, the CM has instructed officials to expedite work and labourers who have returned to the state" , Awasthi underlined.

As per reports, discussions are also taking place with Odisha, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Bihar for return of migrants. A migration commission is being set up by the state government to provide jobs for migrant workers or labourers, the chief minister announced. He said that due to the covid-19 pandemic 35 lakh migrant workers had to return home under difficult circumstances.

'In the covid 19 crisis, Uttar Pradesh did good work and this was an example for others in the country', the CM said. He also mentioned that the state governmemt was providing free of cost treatment to covid-19 patients and Atal residential schools were being established in every division to provide education to the children of workers.

Eatlier on Wednesday, the CM also launched Uttar Pradesh Startup Fund and relinquished the first installment of Rs 15 crore to Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). The central government had established a Startup India Portal and is providing online courses for young entreprenuers on topics varying from Data Analytics to Design Thinking. The government plans to establish it as a one step platform for all stakeholders in the startup ecosystem where they interact with each othe, exchange knowledge and form successful partnershups in a highly dynamic environment.