Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today

New Delhi, June 20, 2020: Prime Minister
Narendra Modi today
launched a massive employment-
cum- rural public
works Campaign named
‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar
Abhiyaan’ to empower and
provide livelihood opportunities
in areas/villages witnessing
large number of
returnee migrant workers.
The Abhiyaan was flagged
off from village Telihar,
Block Beldaur, district Khagaria,
Bihar today through
Video-Conference.
The Prime Minister interacted
through remote video
conferencing with the villagers.
He inquired from
some of the migrants their
current state of employment
and whether the various
welfare schemes launched
during the Lockdown period
were available to them.
Modi expressed satisfaction
after his interaction and
pointed out how rural India
stood its ground in the fight
against COVID-19 and how
it is providing an inspiration
to the whole country and the
world in this crisis.
The PM said that both the
Centre and State Governments
were concerned about
the welfare of the poor and
the migrants.
“This campaign is dedicated
for our labor brothers and
sisters, for the youth, sisters
and daughters living in our
villages. It is our endeavor
that workers and workers
are given work near home,”
he said
The Prime Minister
announced that an amount
of Rs 50,000 crores would
be spent for building
durable rural infrastructure
under the Garib Kalyan Rojgar
Abhiyaan. He said 25
work areas had been identified
for employment in villages
for development of
various works. These were
rural housing for the poor,
plantations, provision of
drinking water through Jal
Jeevan Mission, Panchayat
Bhavans, community toilets,
rural mandis, rural roads,
cattle sheds, anganwadi bhavans
etc.
He said it is of great
necessity that high speed
and cheap internet be provided
in every rural household
to help the youth and
children. The laying of fibre
cable and internet are also
part of the Abhiyan.
These works will be done
while staying in his own village
with his family.
This Abhiyaan of 125 days
will work in mission mode,
will involve focused implementation
of 25 categories
of works/ activities in 116
districts, each with a large
concentration of returnee
migrant workers in 6 states
of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh,
Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan,
Jharkhand and Odisha. Public
works to be undertaken
during this campaign will
have a resource envelope of
Rs. 50,000 crores.
The Abhiyaan will be a
convergent effort between
12 different Ministries/
Departments
The major objectives of
the initiative include providing
livelihood opportunity to
returning migrants and similarly
affected rural citizens
and saturating villages with
public infrastructure
The basket of a wide
variety of works will ensure
that each migrant worker is
able to get an opportunity of
employment according to
his skill, in the coming 125
days. The Program will also
prepare for expansion and
development of livelihoods
over a longer term.
The Ministry of Rural
Development is the nodal
Ministry for this campaign
and the campaign will be
implemented in close coordination
with the State Governments.

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