How UP govt. is providing Jobs to Migrant Workers?

  • The analysis of the data has revealed the extent both of their contribution to the economies of other states and The challenge before the UP government to provide them with employment within the state.
  • To connect the skilled workers to industry, the state has formed a labour commission, and is developing a web portal with skills data.
  • WHAT THE NUMBERS SHOW FOR 30 LAKH MIGRANT WORKERS?
  • Out of about 30 lakh workers whose skill-profiling has been done by the UP government so far, about half, i.e., close to 15 lakh, are unskilled workers.
  • • The largest numbers of skilled workers are construction workers, they are about 5.33 lakh. • The next big number is that of labourers other than construction and factory workers.
  • • There are about 91,000 painters. • There are about 66,000 agricultural labourers. • About 65,000 of those associated with carpentry. • About 62,000 tailors or those associated with stitching or embroidery.
  • GOVERNMENT’S STRATEGY FOR THEIR EMPLOYMENT?
  • The data will be shared with the industry and on a web portal with the contact details of each worker, so that interested potential employers can contact them.
  • THROUGH MGNREGA
  • Labourers under MNREGA were engaged in projects such as- The deepening of ponds in villages, and in river rejuvenation projects. As many as 22 river rejuvenation works are in progress across the state.
  • ANYTHING FOR WOMEN WORKERS?
  • Not many of those who were working as domestic helps or ayahs are willing to take up employment under MNREGA, sources said.
  • Under the recently launched Banking Correspondent Sakhi Yojana under the Rural Livelihood Mission, Women can be deployed in every village to provide all kind of banking help at people’s doorsteps.