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The Uttar Pradesh government’s special campaign “Mission Rojgar” launched on December 5, which aims at providing jobs to 50 lakh youth by March 2021, has so far employed 21,75,443 youth in the state. The campaign Mission Rojgar ranges from regular appointments to outsourcing, contracting, skill training, self-employment, and the creation of man-days.

Various state government departments, development, and industrial development authorities, commissions, corporations, councils and boards, private firms, and institutions providing skills training and helping in self-employment will provide these opportunities.


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So far, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, Panchayati Raj, sports, fisheries, vocational education and skills, labor, basic education, and public works department have made remarkable progress in creating employment and man-days.


The campaign is set to provide about 5 lakh jobs. Pixabay

In order to provide employment and self-employment to more and more youths, the government will campaign and organize beneficiary-oriented programs along with awareness programs in the presence of public representatives at the district level. The information department will ensure wide publicity for the program so that youth benefit from this campaign.

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At the local level, the MSME sector, which employs the most with low capital, minimum risk, and infrastructure, will play an important role. As more and more new units are opened in this sector, old units are increasing their production capacity through technological up-gradation and enhancing the quality of their products as per the market demand.

Additional Chief Secretary (MSME) Navneet Sehgal said that in the current financial year, the target is to give Rs 75,000 crore loan to 20 lakh new and old units. “So far, loans worth nearly Rs 30,000 crore have been disbursed to more than 11 lakh units. If an average of 4 to 5 people gets employment in a unit, then 80 lakh to one crore people will get employment in this sector alone in this financial year.” (IANS)


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