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Rs 50,000 crore, 116 districts, 6 states: PM Modi launches mega Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
Jun 20, 2020 11:38 AM IST

Chief ministers of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha will participate in the virtual launch from Bihar’s Telihar village.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a massive rural public works scheme, the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, on Saturday to create jobs for millions of migrant workers who returned home during the coronavirus pandemic.

PM Modi will launch the scheme through video conference in presence of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.(PTI)
PM Modi will launch the scheme through video conference in presence of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.(PTI)

PM Modi launched the scheme worth Rs 50,000 crore through video conference in presence of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

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Chief ministers of other five states and Union ministers of concerned ministries participated in the virtual launch from Telihar village in Khagaria district of Bihar.

Here is all about the Centre’s Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan:

* The campaign of 125 days across 116 districts in six states aims to work in mission mode to help migrant workers.

* The programme will cover 116 districts across Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha. All these districts have received more than 25,000 migrant workers during the lockdown.

* It will involve intensified and focused implementation of 25 different types of works to provide jobs and create infrastructure in the rural regions of the country with a resource envelope of Rs 50,000 crore.

* The programme, aimed at boosting livelihood opportunities in rural India, will “create durable infrastructure along with boosting employment opportunities,” an official communique said.

* The scheme will be a coordinated effort between 12 different ministries or departments—rural development, panchayati raj, road transport and highways, mines, drinking water and sanitation, environment, railways, petroleum and natural gas, new and renewable energy, border roads, telecom and agriculture.

* Rural development secretary NN Sinha said that the laying of fibre optics cable, railway works, rurban mission jobs, sanitation works, waste management, poultry, farm ponds and training through Krishi Vigyan Kendras will be given to the migrant workers under the programme.

* Sinha also said that there is no bar for other districts to join the programme if they also have more than 25,000 migrant workers.

* The Centre’s dependence on the construction to create jobs comes after skill mapping in districts where more than 25,000 migrant workers have returned, and run by the rural development ministry with monitoring by the PMO.

* The government communique said the 116 districts will also contain 27 aspirational districts—India’s poorest areas in socio-economic indices—and the government hopes to cover about two-thirds of migrant workers.

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