FM Nirmala Sitharaman addresses curtain raiser of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan
Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will assist the returnee migrant workers to provide them with livelihood opportunities.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses curtain raiser for the launch of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan. The scheme will assist the returnee migrant workers to provide them with livelihood opportunities.
In her opening address, the Finance Minister stated that workers from all over the country wanted to go back to the villages after the lockdown began and both centre and state governments made arrangements to enable the same. The focus of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will be the districts to which they have largely returned,
Workers from all over the country wanted to go back to villages a little while after the lockdown began,& central & state govts made some arrangements,& they have gone back. We have looked at the districts to which they have largely returned: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/OP6Rm0Bhuo— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan' through video conference from Bihar's khagaria district on June 20, 2020 to boost livelihood opportunities in rural India. The massive 125-day campaign will be launched in 116 districts across six states starting from Bihar.
• Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated that the centre and state governments have meticulously mapped the skill sets of the returnee migrant workers in the 116 districts across 6 states.
• Sitharaman revealed that the migrant workers have returned in large numbers to 116 districts in six states- Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Jharkhand.
We have found that migrant workers returned in large numbers to 116 districts, spread over six states - Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Rajasthan: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman https://t.co/pdrLTYwmrj— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2020
• The Government is planning to bring nearly 25 schemes together under Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan within 125 days for 116 districts.
What is Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan?
Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan aims to empower and provide livelihood to the returnee migrant workers and rural citizens in their home states. The campaign will involve intensified and focused implementation of providing employment to migrant workers and building infrastructure in rural India. A total of Rs 50000 crore is expected to be invested in the campaign.