On Saturday, PM Narendra Modi launched the ‘Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan.’ ‘Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan’ an employment scheme for migrant workers effected in lockdown. PM Modi said that this scheme will provide development boost in rural areas as talents(migrants) returned to their villages.
While launching this Yojna, PM said that there might be some people not praising efforts put by villagers in the fight against coronavirus. He further praised the efforts of villagers in fighting the coronavirus and told cities to learn a lesson from villages.
Talent has returned from cities during the lockdown, those whose labour and skills were behind the rapid growth of cities will now boost the development of villages with the help of this scheme, he said.
PM Modi stressed that migrants have always been in Centre’s thoughts. He added that the centre’s efforts will provide migrants, jobs, near to their home. This will help in the development of villages too, PM added.
Talking about infrastructure development of villages with the help of this scheme, Modi said that for the first time Internet was being used more in villages than in cities and now work to increase the speed of Internet was being undertaken.
PM Modi started his speech by paying tribute to Indian soldiers who died in Ladakh’s violent face-off. The violent face-off that took place at the Galwan valley in Ladakh resulted in 3 loss of lives. On Monday night, the incident happened, amid tensions between India and China along the LAC in Ladakh. Modi launched the ‘Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan’ through video conference. This conference was held in Bihar’s Katihar village. Chief Ministers of 5 states namely Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand were also present. A minister of Odhisha was also there. The scheme will work in a mission mode in 116 districts across these six states where the maximum number of the migrant workers have returned.