PM CM Internship Yojana
In a significant move highlighting the importance of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as a means of livelihood for millions of people in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has unveiled plans to create job opportunities for 750,000 youths through the PM CM Internship Yojana in the state.
MSME Cluster Establishment
During the announcement of the PM CM Internship Yojana, the Loan distribution program was held at Lok Bhavan in Lucknow on International MSME Day 2023. In this program, the Chief Minister emphasized the establishment of MSME clusters. They will be established along the Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, and Ganga Expressways. He urged the MSME department to identify suitable land for these clusters. The state government has issued a statement outlining these significant developments to fulfill PM CM Internship Yojana.
Unity Malls in Various Areas
- For PM CM Internship Program expediting the establishment of Unity Malls in Lucknow, Varanasi, and Agra was a key instruction from Adityanath.
- These malls aim to cater to the needs of MSME entrepreneurs by providing them with necessary facilities and support.
- Additionally, a total of Rs 20,000 crore was disbursed to 341,000 MSME entrepreneurs simultaneously, aiming to contribute to the overall growth and development of the sector.
CM Yogi Vision for Entrepreneurs
CM Yogi Adityanath stated, “Due to the lack of government cooperation, entrepreneurs in this sector had become frustrated and disappointed. However, our government has successfully operated nearly 96 lakh MSME units in the past six years, which serve as a source of livelihood for crores of people.”
During the event, Adityanath also called for opening a Unity Mall in Avadh Shilpgram, Lucknow, within three months as part of the project’s initial phase. He acknowledged the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the MSME sector and assured them of his administration’s support. Under his leadership, nearly 9.6 million MSME units have been functioning, providing a means of livelihood for millions of people.
The Chief Minister proudly mentioned that Uttar Pradesh was the first state in the country to implement the “One District One Product” (ODOP) scheme, specifically designed to support the MSME sector. Adityanath praised the state’s ODOP Scheme, highlighting that Uttar Pradesh has received Geographical Indication (GI) tags for 52 of its products, making it a leading state.
Recognition of Entrepreneurs
As a gesture of recognition, the Chief Minister presented certificates to 11 ODOP Entrepreneurs whose products have received GI tags. These entrepreneurs represented various products such as the “Dholak” (two-headed hand drum) from Amroha, locks (“Tala”) from Aligarh, home furnishings from Baghpat, Shajar stone from Banda, handloom from Barabanki, Nagina woodcraft from Bijnor, Kalpi handmade paper from Jalaun, Gaura stone (a radiant natural stone) from Mahoba, Tarakashi (a technique of inlaying brass, copper, or silver wires in wood) art from Mainpuri, horn handicraft from Sambhal, and Bakhira brassware from Sant Kabir Nagar.
In conclusion, the efforts and initiatives undertaken by the Uttar Pradesh government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, demonstrate a strong commitment to the growth and development of the MSME Sector. By providing employment opportunities, establishing MSME clusters, and supporting entrepreneurs through various schemes and facilities, the state aims to create a conducive environment for the success and prosperity of these enterprises, ultimately benefiting millions of people and contributing to the overall economic growth of Uttar Pradesh.