Gorakhpur : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said the state government will continue to strive to provide recognition to the talent of the youth and utilise their energy and skills towards strengthening the state economy.
Distributing appointment letters to trainees under the Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission and Government ITIs while inaugurating a grand Employment Fair in Gorakhpur, the CM said, “Through skill mapping, the government will provide employment to at least one member of every family in the state.”
Yogi said, “The sharp decline in the unemployment rate in the state testifies the government’s vision of empowering the youth. As dedicated as the government has been in the last five years, it will continue to implement youth-centric welfare schemes and will efficiently conduct all ongoing programmes to provide recognition to their talent and utilise their skills and energy towards building the ‘New Uttar Pradesh of the New India’.”
He said the employment fairs are contributing effectively towards the government’s aim of providing job opportunities to the youth as per their capabilities. “Today, about 136 well-reputed companies are here to offer employment to the youth of Gorakhpur and other districts of eastern UP,” he said.
Maintaining that the Uttar Pradesh government in the last five years has worked under the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to benefit the youth and local artisans and craftsmen, the CM said, “Various programmes such as Skill India, PM Startup, PM Standup, Make In India as well as schemes like PM Mudra have given massive encouragement to the youth. Similarly, the state government has also benefited the youth and craftsmen through Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana and ODOP schemes, among others.”
Highlighting his government’s achievements, the CM said in the last five years, 5 lakh youths hav been given government jobs in the state, while about 1.61 crore youths were given job opportunities through various MSME units, industrial sectors, among others. “Similarly, about 60 lakh craftsmen, artisans were also connected with banks in a way to ensure their self-employment,” he said.
He said despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the influx of about 40 lakh migrant workers and labourers, the unemployment rate has sharply fallen in the state.
Expressing gratitude to the youth in the state for showing faith in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, Yogi said the double-engine governments will give pace to the ongoing schemes for the youth and will ensure that maximum people benefit from them. “One of our first decisions after retaining power in the state was to create about 20 lakh job opportunities for the youth through investment proposals of Rs 80,000 crores,” he said.
He further said recently, a massive loan fair was also organised through which about 1.9 lakh beneficiaries, including handicraft artisans and entrepreneurs, were given loans successfully.
Stating that there is an increasing need for implementing innovative measures to suit the demands of every sector, the CM said, “We must understand the growth of every sector, do research, analyse local needs and accordingly take measures to improve the sectors and make our youth more employable.”
He urged to utilise innovation like the usage of drones prepared by the youth to make agricultural practices such as using pesticides and insecticides for the farmers smooth and simultaneously give recognition to the talent of the youth.
Yogi said, “According to the vision of the Prime Minister, we must provide maximum professional exposure to our youth along with educating them. Students associated with medical or paramedical fields must be sent to hospitals and medical colleges right from their first day to gain first-hand experience and hone their skills.”