What is Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan on 20 June 2020 from Telihar village in Khagaria district of Bihar. It is a 125-day campaign to address the problems of migrant workers and affected rural communities who have returned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the objective of providing immediate employment and livelihood opportunities to the distressed people, filling the villages with public infrastructure and creating livelihood assets to promote income generating activities and sustainable livelihood opportunities on various tasks through a multi-pronged strategy. will be emphasized.
About the plan
It is a rural public action plan which has been launched for 116 districts in 6 states with an initial fund of 50000 crores. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha to a total of 116 districts with more than 25,000 migrant workers, including 27 aspirational districts
Note: Aspirational districts are those districts in India that are affected by poor socio-economic indicators.
Plan duration and functions:
- This campaign will work in mission mode for 125 days involving 25 different types of work to provide employment to migrant workers on one hand and to build infrastructure in rural areas in the country on the other.
- These 25 works include Community Sanitation Complex, Gram Panchayat Building, Finance Commission, works under funds, National Highway works, Water Conservation and Harvesting works, Wells, Plantation work, Horticulture, Anganwadi Center, Railway work, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rubran Mission, Prime Minister Kusum work, Rural housing work (PMAY-G), Rural connectivity work, Optic fiber laying under India, Work under Jal Jeevan Mission, Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project, Training for livelihoods through KVK, District fund through Mineral Works include solid and liquid waste management work, farm ponds, cattle ranches, goat farms, chicken sheds, and vermicompost.
- The progress of the activities of these campaigns will be monitored through central country board and progress tracking through mobile app.
Objectives of the scheme:
- The broad objectives of Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan are as follows-
- To provide immediate employment opportunities to the returned migrant workers and affected rural population alike.
- Saturating villages with public infrastructure and assets.
- To prepare for increased livelihood opportunities in the long run.
Coordination of Ministries:
The Ministry of Rural Development has a major contribution in this campaign and this campaign will be implemented in integral coordination with the State Governments. This special scheme is a coordinated effort among 12 different ministries/departments such as Rural Development, Panchayat Raj, Road Transport & Highways, Mines, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Environment, Railways, Petroleum & Natural Gas, New & Renewable Energy, Border Roads etc. being implemented in telecommunications and agriculture.
Conditions for Application:
- To take advantage of the scheme, the applicant should be a citizen of any one of these 6 states.
- It is mandatory for the applicant to have Aadhar card.
- He/she should have domicile certificate.
- Employment will be given only to people above 18 years of age.
Key facts of Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan:
- Under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan, workers will get work under MNREGA. Whose daily wage has been increased from Rs 182 to Rs 202. Under this scheme, workers will be provided employment for up to 125 days.
- This campaign will be run in mission mode. In which the workers working will be paid by the officials of the state government.
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