In a bid to
generate jobs for migrant workers now returned to their respective hometowns,
amid the coronavirus led lockdown, PM Modi will release the ‘PM Garib
Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ on June 20, the details of which have been
shared by FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan
FM Nirmala Sitharaman shared the details of PM Garib Kalyan
Rojgar Abhiyaan, yesterday through a press conference.
The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is a public work scheme
worth Rs 50,000 crore that aims to provide job opportunities to approximately 25,000
migrants, who have returned home from cities, now without any source of
For this programme, as many as 116 districts of Bihar, Uttar
Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha have been selected.
According to Sitharaman, the prime aim and priority of PM
Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is to provide immediate relief to migrant workers
who have gone home.
Let us see detailed keypoints of the press conference under:
Employment to Migrant Workers
Through the Garib
Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, the Centre targets employment opportunities
to migrant workers (labourers), to find livelihood amid
this coronavirus pandemic.
This will be lunched on June 20.
What all Jobs are to be Entailed?
Under the PM
Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, there will be 25 different kinds of
works involved. Some of them include various construction options, like:
- Construction of wells,
- angwadi centres,
- rural connectivity,
- border road works,
- railway works,
- Shyama Prasad Mukherjee RURBAN mission,
- PM KUSUM works,
- laying of fiber optic cable under Bharat Net,
- works under Jal Jeevan mission
Migrants will have jobs in community santitaion complex, Gram
panchayat bhawan, works under finance commission funds, national highways
works, water conservation and harvesting works.
Total 25,000 Migrants from 116 Districts
116 districts spread over six states received huge number of
The 116 districts span over these 6 states that are
estimated to cover about two third of such migrant workers:
- Uttar Pradesh,
- Madhya Pradesh,
- Jharkhand, and
The central government has selected 116 districts.
Jobs Provided for 125 Days
In the 1st instalment (phase) of this programme, jobs
will be provided to migrant workers for a period of 4 months, as
per the finance minister.
Later on, the government will evaluate all the changes and
see how everything works out for migrants and central government.
Main Priority of this Yojana
The first priority of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is to
provide immediate relief to migrant workers who have gone home.
The government mapped the skill sets of migrants who have
returned from several states of the country.
There will be 25 different projects which will create job
opportunities for migrants.
Migrants will not have to leave their States
Migrant workers, under this Yojana will be provided employment
opportunities in several government projects like Jal Jeevan Mission, Gram
Sadak Yojna, as these projects need people.
Job opportunities will be created in these projects.
The Abhiyaan will start from Telihar village, Bihar
This PM scheme will be launched from the Telihar village, Khagaria district, Bihar.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will also be present in the
virtual launch of the scheme, which will be headed by PM Modi. The chief
ministers of five other states will too be plugged in this launch.
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