Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the ‘Atmanirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rozgar Abhiyan’ which seeks to promote local entrepreneurship and create partnerships with industry associations to provide employment opportunities.

At the virtual launch, Modi interacted with villagers from six districts of Uttar Pradesh. Villages across all districts of the state joined the event through Common Service Centres and Krishi Vigyan Kendras.

The scheme seeks to dovetail central and state government’s programs, while also creating partnerships with industry and other organizations as the COVID-19 pandemic affected the workforce in general and migrant workers in particular.

The campaign is intensely focused on providing employment and promoting local entrepreneurship.