Need to ensure progress of people to prevent their exploitation: Yogi
Noida: Noting that a lot of young people migrate from Uttar Pradesh to find work, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said his government is working to provide the youth with jobs locally.
He said the UP government has provided jobs to over 2.5 lakh youths in the last one year and was aiming for a similar number in the coming year.
Adityanath made the remarks while addressing the students of the Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida at the commencement of the academic session 2018-2019.
“Uttar Pradesh has been very fortunate that almost every region, every district here has some or the other product which is traditionally its expertise. And that is why we laun-ched the ‘One District, One Product’ programme,” he said.
“Why should the the youth of UP go out to places like Surat, Ludhi-ana or Mumbai to find work? Why can’t they get work within the state, say in Gautam Buddha Nagar or Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Aligarh, Khurja or Kannauj?” he asked.
“They will certainly be able to find work near their homes under the ‘One District, One Produ-ct’ scheme which has been launched to bring about the desired change in their lives,” he said.
Adityanath said his government’s aim is to provide jobs to two lakh youths locally in the next one year through this scheme and added that there are huge possibilities for improvement in the state.
Union ministers Mahesh Sharma and Satya Pal Singh, besides GBU Vice-Chancellor Prabhat Kum-ar were present during the address. Noida MLA Pankaj Singh, Dadri MLA Tejpal Singh Nagar and Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh were also in attendance.
The chief minister said every village in the state has at least one person who is traditionally skilled but there was a need to ensure the progress of these people and to stop their exploitation.
“If you go to any village, you will certainly find there a traditional barber, an ironsmith, a tailor, a carpenter, etc. There should be work to provide them better opportunities for their skills. Their skills have not been provided a platform and remain unacknowledged,” he said.