Uttar Pradesh has one of the largest numbers of MSME units — around 90 lakh — in the country and the government claims that over three crore people are engaged in this sector in UP. The state also expects to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the MSME package announced by the Centre.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to explore different options for giving employment to around 50 lakh people through MNREGA (employment guarantee job scheme) and exploring mining activities for revenue generation.
To mop up the loss of revenue during over a month-long lockdown, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday hiked prices of liquor as well as petrol and diesel. The prices of liquor — the sale of which has been allowed across the state, barring few coronavirus hotspots – has been increased by Rs 5 to […]
Section 24 of the ordinance on “punishment for intentional affliction” says any person who “intentionally” infects another person with a contagious disease shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for 2-5 years.
The government has also deployed at least 10,000 buses to ferry the returning migrant labourers to their respective home districts. About 50,000 medical teams have also been deployed to screen them for coronavirus before sending them for 14-day home quarantine.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said, “Attacks on our corona warriors are a serious crime which cannot go unpunished as these warriors are working for the society by putting their lives at risk.”
In an order, the finance department clarified benefits would be paid at the rates set on July 1, 2019, and the hike suspension would continue till July 1, 2021. Pending dues for the January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 period would not be paid, the government added.