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UP aims to become major textile manufacturing and export hub

The UP government is looking to replicate the success of Vietnam and Bangladesh in becoming major textile manufacturing and exporting hubs. With the state starting the process of skills mapping of incoming workers, more than 12,000 workers have so far, in the first phase of enlisting, been found to be trained in garment making and tailoring.

The state government has also decided to involve the district level employment exchanges in the process of providing jobs to these workers by sharing their skills database. It recently set up a Migration Commission for the welfare of migrants. The government has named the panel as Kaamgar/Shramik (Sevayojan evam Rozgar) Kalyan Aayog.

The Commission will also take steps for insurance cover to the migrants. Besides, the government is planning to leverage the central stimulus package to provide housing facilities to the migrants.

Under the comprehensive Rs 20 trillion economic stimulus package to overcome the covid-19 challenges, the Centre has announced a scheme to help the migrant labourers in getting residential accommodations. The central government will provide affordable rental housing to the migrants and urban poor under the flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme.