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. 

Created On: Jun 18, 2020 16:41 IST
Nirmala Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman

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, 

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. 

Key Highlights

•  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. 

•  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. 


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