In big push to job creation, U.P. looking at a more startup friendly approach

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is gearing up to ensure that much needed employment is not a dream unfulfilled. As the government deliberates on avenues of employment for the youth of the state, it is also encouraging youth through different means to set up new startups through the Startup Policy 2020.

It started in 2017, when only 200 startups could be established in the entire state, in just three years, a total of 3406 startups have been set up. At a broader level this has given employment to as many as 22,000 people.

Additional Chief Secretary IT and Electronics Alok Kumar has been quoted saying that these startups established in 73 districts of the state have helped provide 10 thousand people direct and 12 thousand people indirect employment.

To further improve things, 100 new incubators will be set up in the state. Currently there are about 18 incubators operating.

The incubators will play a lead role in imparting management training or other essential services. This will help new startup companies develop. After this, around 10,000 new startups will be setup. This will provide direct employment to 50 thousand people and indirect employment to 1 lakh people.

At present 1154 startups have comeup in the industrial city of Noida. Meanwhile there are 1219 startups in total. 533 in Ghaziabad, 500 in Lucknow and in the districts of Bundelkhand region and Purvanchal region of the state.

The government has been facing a challenge to provide employment to over four lakh migrant workers who returned to Uttar Pradesh from other states after the lockdown. The aim of the government was to provide jobs to these migrant workers in a manner that suits their employment profession, as well as to promote self-employment opportunities in various sectors.

Employment is being based on identifying and using skills suitably. For this, new startups are being provided to them in the information technology and public services sector, education, health, agriculture, textiles and other allied sectors.

Courses of innovation and entrepreneurship will be included in universities and schools. Under the new Startup Policy 2020, this policy will promote an efficient business environment and establish a state-of-the-art center of excellence. Subsidy has also been provided by the government for the first installment of Rs 15 crore for the operation. Soon UP will join the states providing the most employment through new start-ups, say those leading charge.

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