The traditional industry linked to ODOP, the second largest contributor to UP’s economy during the pandemic: Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday that the traditional industry associated with his government’s ‘One District and One Product’ program was the second largest contributor to the state’s economy after agriculture. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ODOP program, he said, is the foundation of self-reliance for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Adityanath was addressing a rally at a loan distribution camp in Mahant Digvijaynath Park here.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional industry associated with ODOP contributed the most to the state’s economy after agriculture. The government is making efforts for the economic inclusion of rural areas and the empowerment of the poor, farmers, women and youth to empower them, ” the chief minister said.
“Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi has set himself the goal of making India a $ 5,000 billion economy and we must make Uttar Pradesh a $ 1,000 billion economy,” he said. -he declares.
The chief minister said a large number of people have secured jobs and loans have been made to 50 million MSME units in the state in the past four years.
The state economy, which was once in 5th or 6th place in the country, has reached the second position. Per capita income has risen from Rs 45,000 to Rs 95,000. Soon, we will be able to reach the national average, ”he said.
Residents of the state who returned home from other parts of the country during the pandemic are making a living after joining traditional businesses, Adityanath said. Over 7 crore Jan Dhan accounts have been opened in the state, with 17.5 lakh in Gorakhpur alone. The benefits of government plans directly reach the accounts of beneficiaries, he said.
The Chief Minister expressed his joy to see 5,895 beneficiaries from Gorakhpur, Siddharthnagar, Azamgarh, Kushinagar, Balia and Mau, etc. get loans worth Rs 3.75 crore at the fair.
These beneficiaries will become businessmen and provide jobs for others, he said.
During the event, Adityanath also distributed loan certificates to beneficiaries.
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