Bengaluru: While the lockdown during the ongoing pandemic is tough phase to deal with, the Uttar Pradesh government has provided jobs to 26,62,960 people in the last eight months. 

The chief minister had taken special interest in the package. So these many people have been employed in 6,65,740 new units under the 'Aatmanirbhar' package.

It is also to be noted that apart from this, 5,25,978 people have been provided employment through the 'Employment portal' created on the instructions of Yogi Adityanath, as revealed by a popular website. 

The biggest shock of the lockdown was the way in which migrants rushed back to their hometowns. It is at this crucial juncture that the Yogi Adityanath government took special interest and ensured these migrants got employment. 

Due to such efforts, lakhs of migrant workers got employment in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, the website added. 

According to the data released by the MSME department, the website notes that 6,65,740 new units were started in the state in the last eight months, in which 26,62,960 people have been provided employment. Of these, there are 2,57,348 migrant workers who have been provided employment in the units which were already operating in the state.