Lucknow, 09 June (HS) : Aiming to provide relief to the poor suffering due to the economic slowdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday transferred a total of Rs 230 crore to the bank accounts of 23 lakh daily wage earners at a rate of Rs 1000 per beneficiary.
“Be it the dream of building a house, proper treatment in illness, cost of education or the need of financial help in any mishap, the State Government is there with you at every step,” said the CM, adding, “The labour brothers have made a significant contribution through complete dedication and hard work in realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of ‘Self-reliant India’.”
Ensuring the lives and livelihood of these daily wage earners as well as their social security, CM Yogi said, “My government has ensured that the District Magistrates and Police Commissioner are distributing the wedding invitations of the workers’ daughters, who do not have the support from their close relatives.”
He further states, “In the last 1.5 years, when the entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, Uttar Pradesh has managed to bring the outrageous situation under control through collective efforts of the government and its people.”
He also praised the efforts of his government in controlling the spread of the second COVID-19 wave, saying, “UP has a total population of about 25 crore, and today, states with half of our population are recording as many fresh COVID cases on a daily basis as we have in total.” He also pointed out that the state has the best recovery rate in the entire country while the positivity rate is the lowest.
He has also appealed to the people of the state to get vaccinated and follow the COVID protocols established by the government, as these are the only steps we can take to keep the spread of this deadly virus under control.
Be It Organised Or Unorganised Sector, Every Worker Must Register
To make sure more and more workers get the benefit of efforts being made for the safety of workers, CM Yogi has launched a web portal www.upssb.in. He said that the beneficiaries including small shopkeepers, daily wage laborers, rickshaw/e-rickshaw pullers, porters, barbers, washermen, cobblers, confectioners, etc, must get themselves registered on the website.
This registration will help the state government to make arrangements for their safety. Referring to the COVID-19 first wave, the CM said that our efforts to secure the lives and livelihoods of 40 lakh migrant workers are today the subject of study in all the institutions around the world.
During the first wave of COVID-19, the Yogi Government had made all the arrangements whether it was about providing ration cards, monthly allowance, or arrangement of food and basic necessities.
Uttar Pradesh under the dynamic leadership of CM Yogi has given a perfect model of COVID-19 management to other states. It was also praised by the NITI Ayog, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Bombay High Court on different occasions.
Every labourer, whether in the organized sector or unorganized sector, general worker or expressway worker, would be given annual insurance of ₹ 5,00,000 by the State Government with just a registration. The work of providing cover is being done with full commitment.
CM Yogi Interacted With Workers
At an event held at the CM residence, Yogi provided symbolic cheques to five workers and interacted with the workers from the different districts virtually. He interacted with Atul from Hamirpur, Mithilesh from Varanasi, Praveen Mishra from Kanpur, Kuldeep from Meerut, and Rashid Ali from Jhansi, and inquired about their work, home and family before taking feedback on the government schemes. He also appealed to them to get all their colleagues registered on the portal.
They thanked the Chief Minister for all the support they got in their basic needs like marriage of their daughters, education of their children and free-ration for their family.