Uttar pradesh: “Do Gaj ki Doori” (two feet distance) and mask are the only medicine until there is a vaccine to fight against covid-19 “, Prime minister modi said through a video conference while launching the new scheme  “ Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rozgar Abhiyan ” , a job scheme to promote  local entrepreneurship and and in partnership provide works with industrial association.

The PM interacted with villagers from six districts of Uttar Pradesh while launching the scheme. PM Modi also showered praise on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s handling of the virus fight and the crisis of migrants stranded by the lockdown.

On Friday, Prime Minister said Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has been working tirelessly and has shown the world the strength of the state in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Comparing Uttar Pradesh with 4 European countries having the more or less same population but vast difference in the coronavirus spread and death ratio.

“England, France, Italy and Spain – these countries at one time had conquered the world and were the biggest powers of the world, but if you add up the populations of all these countries it comes to 24 crore, but in India, UP alone has 24 crore. How effective UP has been can be seen from the fact that the four European nations together had 1,30,000 deaths due to COVID-19. But in UP, the number of deaths is 600. It shows that UP has been tacking the issue proactively and effectively,” He said.

The Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan, which was launched by PM Modi virtually, will provide employment to 1.25 crore migrant workers and cover 31 districts of the state.

More than 30 lakh migrant labourers have returned UP following the lockdown clamped in the country.