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Shehri Samridhi Utsav to begin from February 1; will focus on extending outreach of DAY-NULM

The event, organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, will focus on urban livelihoods and extending the outreach of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable, and facilitate access of SHG members to the other government schemes.

Jan 18, 2019 17:26 IST
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Hardeep S. Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, on January 18, 2019 informed that a series of events named ‘Shehri Samridhi Utsav’ will begin from February 1, 2019 and will go on till February 15, 2019.

The event, organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, will focus on urban livelihoods and extending the outreach of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable, and facilitate access of SHG members to the other government schemes.

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)

The Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission extends coverage to all the 4041 statutory cities and towns, there by covering almost the entire urban population.

The mission aims to provide the shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households.

The scheme addresses the livelihood concern of the urban street vendors by facilitating with suitable space, institutional credit, and social security and skills to the urban street vendor for accessing emerging market opportunities.

The core belief of National Urban Livelihoods Mission is that the poor are entrepreneurial and have innate desire to come out of poverty. The challenge is to unleash their capabilities to generate meaningful and sustainable livelihoods.

NULM believes that any livelihood promotion programme can be scaled up in a time bound manner only if driven by the poor and their institutions.

Progress observed under the mission till now:

  • Over 34 lakh urban poor women have been organised into Self Help Groups and their federations.
  • Over 8.9 lakh candidates have been skill trained and certified with over 4.6 lakh provided placement.
  • Over 8.5 lakh individuals and groups have been supported to access subsidised loans.
  • 1,098 shelters have been made functional creating capacity for more than 60000 urban homeless.
  • 16 lakh street vendors have been identified through survey in 2430 cities.

City, State and National level activities

Various activities will be organised during the event at the city, state and national level, with the active participation from the States and Cities.  

City Level Activities

Safety Net Survey - The survey is being conducted to identify eligible SHG members not covered by government programs such as SBM(U), PMAY(U), Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Surakhsa Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana and National Nutrition Mission.

SHG members across cities will participate in a rally to spread awareness about DAY-NULM. Revolving Funds will be provided to all eligible SHGs.

A drive to form new SHGs, especially for vulnerable sections such as informal sanitation workers, manual scavengers, and waste pickers, will be taken up.

A new platform called Shehri Sahabhagita Manch has been proposed for regular meetings of ULB officials with SHG federations.

Loan camps would be organised by banks close to the urban poor colonies to facilitate access to credit for micro-enterprises of the urban poor.

Shelters for the urban homeless under DAY-NULM would be adopted by colleges located nearby.

State Level Activities

Job Melas will be organised by the State in all the cities having more than 5,00,000 population.

Melas for exhibition and sale of SHG products would also be organised at the State Capitals and major cities.

Identity Cards will be provided to all eligible street vendors.

Street food festivals to celebrate the local street food culture and cuisine would be organised at the State Capitals to support the street food vendors.

National Level Activities

DAY-NULM Swachhata Excellence Awards will be conferred to recognise the ALFs, CLFs and ULBs working towards achieving sanitation outcomes in their communities.

A National Workshop will be organised on sanitation-based livelihoods with active participation from the States, ULBs, and federations of SHGs from across the country.

A National Conference on Street Vending will also be held to discuss issues and seek a way forward to support livelihoods of street vendors.

National Exhibition cum sale of SHG products will be organised in New Delhi along with a National Street Food Festival.

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