Bengaluru: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the per capita income in the state has increased. It has increased from Rs 45,000 to more than Rs 70,000 annually. 

The CM also heaped praises on Atmanirbhar Bharat as envisioned by prime minister Narendra Modi. 

He said, “During the pandemic, we produced sanitizers in sugar mills and distilleries to fulfill the needs of the state. UP sent sanitizers to other states as well. Before the pandemic, we used to import PPE kits from China. We encouraged local manufacturers, and they started producing PPE Kits and face masks which were used in the state and sent to other states as well”. 

According to a report published in a popular website, the per capita income in UP has increased from Rs 32,000 in 2011-12 to Rs 66,500 in 2018-19. There has been a constant increment of approx Rs 5,000 since Yogi Adityanath became Chief Minister of the state.

It is also to be noted that 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.