Skip to main content

Centre to launch Rs 50,000 Cr job scheme for returnee migrants

The rural public works scheme ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers and rural citizens

Category: Sub Category:

Government of India has decided to launch a rural public works scheme ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers and rural citizens. PM Modi will launch this Abhiyaan on June 20, 2020 at 11 am through video-conference in the presence of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. The Abhiyaan will be launched from village – Telihar, Block- Beldaur of Khagaria District of Bihar. Further, the Chief Ministers of other five states and union ministers of concerned ministries will also participate in the virtual launch. The villages across 116 districts in the six states will join this programme through the Common Service Centres (CSCs) and Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), maintaining the norms of social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This campaign of 125 days, which will work in mission mode, will involve intensified and focused implementation of 25 different types of works to provide employment to the migrant workers on one hand and create infrastructure in the rural regions of the country on the other hand, with a resource envelope of Rs. 50,000 crore.

A total of 116 districts with more than 25,000 returnee migrant workers across six states, namely Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha have been chosen for the campaign which includes 27 aspirational districts. These districts are estimated to cover about two third of such migrant workers.

The Abhiyaan will be a coordinated effort between 12 different ministries, departments, namely, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Road Transport & Highways, Mines, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Environment, Railways, Petroleum & Natural Gas, New & Renewable Energy, Border Roads, Telecom and Agriculture.

5 Votes with an average with 3.6
For more updates, be socially connected with us on
WhatsApp | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook

Related Story

CSC, Coca-Cola India join hands to boost rural outreach

In order to promote availability of consumer products at doorsteps in rural India through local entrepreneurs and e-kirana stores, Common Services Centers under the aegis of the…

ITC mobilises rural workforce to get job under MGNREGA

Responding to the needs arising out of the unprecedented lockdown implemented to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, ITC has spearheaded a unique initiative to enable the creation of an eco-system that…

COVID-19: Socio-economic and healthcare impact in rural Bihar, Part - 1

In the aftermath of COVID-19 lockdown, a survey conducted by Human Liberty Network has revealed major challenges related to livelihood, healthcare, nutrition and basic needs in rural Bihar and…