1000 new MSME units to be set up in UP; entrepreneurs in Lucknow & other districts to benefit

A new portal 'Sathi' was also launched to help entrepreneurs set up new units.

Uttar Pradesh has secured a place among top five states of the country for providing employment under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) during this ongoing covid pandemic. In a recent report of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Uttar Pradesh has secured a place ahead of Karnataka, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Telangana in the list of top 10 states. The states to the fore of Uttar Pradesh are Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.


One District One Product (ODOP) under MSME in UP has emerged as a game changer

A government spokesman was reported saying, "The Uttar Pradesh government not only managed the return of about 40 lakh migrants from all over the country but also took up the onerous task of providing them employment." He further added, "In a first, the state government did skill mapping of about 20 lakh migrant labourers/workers to enable them get job as per their skill set."

Reportedly, the state government has also signed MoUs with various industries for the creation of 11 lakh job opportunities within a year. While FICCI and IIA will account for three lakh jobs each, realtors' body NARDCO and the Laghu Udyog Bharti have agreed to provide jobs to 2.5 each to migrant labourers.

1000 new MSME units across the state to be set up

The state government set up new MSME units and is facilitating the distribution of loans to entrepreneurs for this. A new portal 'Sathi' was also launched to help entrepreneurs set up new units. The government also plans to set up 1000 new units across the state in its efforts to generate more employment and also help people learn entrepreneurial skills, the spokesman said.

As many as 90 lakh MSMs are functional in the state and the sector has been projected as the new growth engine for economic development of the state. The ambitious scheme of One District One Product (ODOP) under MSME in UP has emerged as a game changer in the times of the pandemic.

Under ODOP, the products of 75 districts are being promoted and sold nationally and internationally on online platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. As a result, the small districts like Jaunpur, Etah, Pilibhit, Mirzapur and Pratapgarh have become centres for employment due to successful implementation of ODOP.

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