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UP maps migrant skills, Goals to clones Fabric Narrative of Vietnam, Bangladesh


Amid the influx of migrants from national textile centers of Gujarat, Punjab and Maharashtra after covid-19 lockdown, the Uttar Pradesh government wants to replicate the achievement of Vietnam and Bangladesh in getting significant textile production and exporting hubs.


Together with the state beginning the practice of abilities mapping of displaced employees, over 12,000 employees have so much, at the first period of enlisting, been discovered to be trained in garment manufacturing and tailoring.



Presiding over a review meeting here now, chief minister Yogi Adityanath stated if Bangladesh and Vietnam could emerge as important textile hubs, there was every reason that UP could attain exactly the identical status, particularly with the expanding availability of trained labour returning to the nation.


“The CM has directed the officers to prepare a roadmap for developing the nation as a top fabric hub,” UP additional chief secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi said this day.


He explained the abilities mapping of the migrants had revealed that they owned vocational skills in various sections, such as electronics, electric, real estate, data entry, furniture, carpentry, automobile mechanic, cell phone repair, garment , which may now be tapped locally.


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The state administration has decided to have the district level job exchanges in the procedure for supplying jobs to these employees by sharing their abilities database.


The nation had declared to prepare a Migration Commission for its welfare of migrants. The government has called the board as Kaamgar/Shramik (Sevayojan evam Rozgar) Kalyan Aayog.


“Aside from regular use, we’re planning to make a system of apprenticeship, training and stipend to the migrants,” he added. The Commission will take actions for insurance pay to the migrants.


Anyway, the government is likely to leverage the fundamental stimulus package to offer housing facilities to the migrants.


Beneath the thorough Rs 20 trillion economic stimulation package to conquer the covid-19 challenges, the Centre has announced a strategy to assist the migrant labourers in receiving residential lodging. The central authorities provides affordable rental housing to the migrants and urban poor beneath the flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme.


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Thus far, over 2.3 million employees have now returned to UP from various nations, such as Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand etc.. In an average, over 150,000 migrants are coming back daily because of lockdown.


The government has arranged for 1,361 Shramik Special trains to ferry UP employees, of which 1,174 trains have arrived carrying almost 1.6 million labourers. Moreover, estimated 6.5 million migrants had returned on their own or ferried from the roadways buses from largely Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand etc.


Meanwhile, the ASHA (licensed social wellness activist) employees have surveyed over 0. 85 million migrants and reported 892 suspected cases to the state medical division.

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