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Gareeb Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan: Blueprint to Engage Workers for Next 4 Months, says Sitharaman

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jun 2020 7:16pm

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On 18 June 2020, Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the Gareeb Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan scheme during a press conference. The scheme is aimed at generating employment and livelihood opportunities in rural areas to help migrant workers, who have returned to their homes during the crisis. Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar were also present at the conference.

The Abhiyan will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 June 2020, via video conference, from Khagaria district of Bihar, reported PIB. “Government of India has decided to launch a massive rural public works scheme ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers and rural citizens,” PMO said in a statement.

The campaign, spread over 125 days, would be run by the govt. in six states− Madhya Pradesh (24), Uttar Pradesh (31), Bihar (32), Jharkhand (3), Rajasthan (22) and Orissa (4). Villages across 116 districts in these states will take part in the campaign through Common Service Centers and Krishi Vigyan Kendra.

FM Sitharaman said, “Within 125 days, for 116 districts, nearly 25 schemes of the government will be bought together under the ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’. We will reach saturation levels for each of those schemes within these 125 days.” “The Abhiyaan provides a clear blueprint to engage the workers for the next 4 months, we will see how many of them will want to continue or go away in search of jobs elsewhere after this period,” she added. 

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