Uttar Pradesh government has bagged 8 awards in Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan (GKRA) launched by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti. The Statec has also got overall second rank in implementation of Gandagi Mukt Bharat scheme. The awards will be distributed at a virtual ceremony by the Minister of State, Ministry of Jal Shakti on October 2, 2020.
Chief Minister of state, Yogi Adityantha today said in a function in Unnao that his government created the highest number of jobs in the country during the corona pandemic period. He said that his government not only brought lakhs of migrant workers back to their homes but also provided them employment near their villages.
The Government of India had launched the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan initiative to tackle the impact of COVID-19 on Labourers and workers. It is a rural public works scheme which was launched on June 20, 2020 with an initial funding of Rs 50,000 crore. Uttar Pradesh has got overall first position in the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan category while in individual districts, Prayagraj, Hardoi and Fatehpur has bagged first, second and third ranks respectively. In Non-GKRA category, Bareilly and Aligarh have secured first and second ranks respectively. Aligarh has also received the Special Recognition award. (AIR)