Indian PM Narendra Modi recently launched a Rs 50,000 crore employment scheme for migrant workers who have returned to their home states amid the Coronavirus-triggered lockdown.
Launching the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana to help boost livelihood opportunities in rural India. https://t.co/Y9vVQzPEZ1
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 20, 2020
The massive employment-cum-rural public works campaign was launched through video-conference.
“Today is a historic day, a scheme for the welfare and livelihood of the poor has been started. My labourer friends, the country understands your emotions and needs. ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’, starting from Bihar, is a major tool to fulfil this need and emotion,” PM Modi said.
PM @narendramodi launches #GaribKalyanRojgarAbhiyaan, a mission providing livelihood opportunities to returnee migrants in 25 works including Roads, Rural Housing, Horticulture, Plantation, Water Conservation & Irrigation, Anganwadi, Panchayat Bhawan, Jal Jeevan Mission pic.twitter.com/yw9sk2lzJF
— Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India (@MoRD_GOI) June 20, 2020
• The scheme would empower and provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers and rural citizens who have returned to their home states.
• The campaign will work in mission mode for 125 days with an outlay of Rs. 50,000 crore.
• A total of 116 districts across six states namely:
– Uttar Pradesh
– Madhya Pradesh
– Odisha have been selected for the campaign.
• It would involve intensified and focused implementation of 25 different types of works to provide employment to the migrant workers as well as create infrastructure in the country’s rural regions.
• The workers will help build:
– Gram Panchayat Bhawans
– Anganwadi Centres
– National Highway works
– Railway Works
– Water Conservation Projects, among others across 6 states.
• The Abhiyaan will be a convergent effort between 12 different Ministries/Departments namely:
– Rural Development
– Panchayati Raj
– Road Transport & Highways
– Drinking-Water & Sanitation
– Petroleum & Natural Gas
– New & Renewable Energy
– Border Roads
– Agriculture in order to expedite implementation of 25 public infrastructure works and works relating to augmentation of livelihood opportunities.
• The villages will join this programme through the Common Service Centres and Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
• The Indian Ministry of Rural Development is the nodal Ministry for this campaign.
• This campaign would be implemented in close coordination with the state governments.