India, Oct. 17 -- Uttar Pradesh had generated a whopping 7.6 crore plus mandays of employment and had already utilised Rs 7,118 crore under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan (GKRA) since its launch earlier this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, said state's additional chief secretary (ACS) for rural development and panchayati raj departments, Manoj Kumar Singh.

The employment was created under projects such as 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana', 'Chief Minister Awas Yojana', 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana', 'Panchayat Ghar' scheme, and those related to community toilets' construction, minor irrigation, horticulture and forestry projects, he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the scheme on June 20 this year to alleviate the econom...