UP Govt's schemes promoting self-reliance among clay artisans, giving them recognition: Yogi Adityanath

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct 17 (ANI): Ahead of Diwali celebrations, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that the current BJP-led state government has launched schemes to promote and recognize the idea of ​​self-reliance among clay artisans. are, as it was before. Non-BJP governments that ruined their business.

Addressing the Backward Class Social Representative Conference of the Bharatiya Janata Party here today, the UP CM said, “The Chief Minister said that in 2014, PM Modi had given the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. But the previous governments were working on the slogan. We have been doing our development with everyone. The previous governments wanted ‘Sabka Saath’ but did development for themselves. The business of earthen artisans got ruined. Today the government is giving voice to the voice of the Dalits and in the direction of taking them forward. is working.

The chief minister alleged that earlier earthen pots made by people from the ‘Prajapati community’, a backward community, were not sold here under the rule of previous non-BJP governments.

“After our government came to power in 2017, plastic was banned. Matikala Board was formed to recognize artisans making clay products. With this, an artisan who earlier made 70 utensils , is now preparing 400 utensils. His business was promoted through exhibitions organized by the Matikala Board. This scheme of the government promoted the idea of ​​self-reliance among the Prajapati community and other artisans. It also improved the economy here,” Adityanath said.

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said that under the Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana, nine lakh poor families have been given houses in the urban areas of the state, who will light earthen lamps on the Deepotsav to be held in Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram.

“Nine lakh poor families have been given houses in urban areas under the Prime Minister’s vision and Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana. On this Diwali, these nine lakh families will light earthen lamps on Deepotsav to be held in Ayodhya.”

Along with this, one lamp will also be lit in 42 lakh houses given by the government in urban and rural areas of the state. This time Diwali should not be celebrated with idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha made abroad. But from the idols made by the craftsmen here.”

Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated on November 3-4 this year. (ANI)

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