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Till now you developed cities, now you will help your village: Modi to migrant labourers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, said migrant labourers, who were using their skills and hard work for the progress of the cities, will now help their villages develop.

Mr Modi made the observation while launching the Rs 50,000 crore ‘Gareeb Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’, a mega job scheme for migrant workers, through video conferencing from Khagaria district of Bihar.

He said the scheme is dedicated to the guest workers who returned to their villages due to the
lockdown imposed to fight Coronavirus.

‘Workers who were contributing in the progress of the cities with their hard work will now develop their villages. This will provide them employment according to their skills near their villages.’

He said that the government’s effort is to provide work to these migrant labourers near their home.

Mr Modi said that the scheme inspired by the quarantined labourers in a school in Uttar Pradesh, was started in a very short time.

The objective of this scheme, he said, is to ensure the development of villages by maintaining the self-esteem of the workers who have returned.

A total of 116 districts of six states have been covered in the plan. These include Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Odisha.

Mr Modi said that under this scheme, 116 districts of six states have been identified where Rs 50,000 crore will be spent on 25 work areas, which will improve the lives of the people of the village.

Panchayat buildings, Anganwadi centers, community buildings, wells, pucca houses, animal sheds, roads, drinking water facilities etc will be constructed under this scheme.

Mr Modi also paid tributes to the Army personnel who died in a violent face-off with the Chinese
troops in the Galwan valley and said the martyrs of the Bihar regiment made the country proud.

While launching the project, Mr Modi said, ‘Bihar is proud of the sacrifice made by the soldiers of Bihar Regiment. I pay tributes to those martyrs.’

‘The nation is with the Army,’ he added.

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