In Uttar Pradesh, the ruling party BJP does not want to leave any stone unturned in the exercise of regaining power. Keeping the OBC vote bank in mind, now the focus of the Yogi government is on generating votes from the soil, launches new scheme. Before Diwali, the government has announced special assistance to clay artisans.
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The new scheme of “Mati Kala Board” was formed in 2018 after the Yogi government came to power in UP. Its purpose was related to the assistance and training of clay artisans. In this work, people belonging to the backward classes, especially the Prajapati community, are involved in the preparation of lamps along with the idols of Lakshmi-Ganesh.
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In the OBC meeting of BJP in Lucknow, CM Yogi said, ‘Earlier these idols were made in China. China is an atheist country but it started making idols of Lakshmi-Ganesh. They used to take money according to their wish in the market. And here the people of our Prajapati community used to sit silently unemployed. That’s why we formed the Mati Kala Board’.
Leaders of the OBC category participated in this meeting. Dharamveer Prajapati, who has recently been inducted into the Council of Ministers, was also present. In the last 3 years, the board has identified 40 thousand artisans. Of these, 5261 artisans have been given electric potter wheels. More than 3 thousand have been trained in modern design.