UP paddy procurement tops 5 million tonnesUP CM Yogi Adityanath

Virendra Singh Rawat / Lucknow

To reform prisoners and facilitate their reintegrating into society once they are freed, the Uttar Pradesh government has adopted the route of skill development.

The skilling in various trades has been rolled out under the Prime Minister’s Skill Development Program.

According to the state government, about 8,160 prisoners have been trained in different trades over last year.

The 60 trades include computer software, carpentry, mason, mobile, beautician, Bakery, sewing, embroidery, wood art, motor binding, computer, electrician, tailoring, electrical wiring, electric, plumbing, earthen lamps and utensils, compost manure, electronics, dairy farming, fisheries etc.

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The Yogi Adityanath government is making all out efforts to provide training and skill development to prisoners across different zones and districts, he added.

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