Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has shared details of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, said FM. The public work scheme worth ₹50,000 crore will provide job opportunities to migrant workers, finance ministry said in a tweet. Labour minister Santosh Gangwar and rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar are present at today’s press conference.
In a bid to provide relief to migrant laborers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced to launch Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on June 20. This public work scheme will help the migrant laborers, who have returned to their states, to find livelihood opportunities amid this crisis.
The scheme will help to create infrastructure in the rural regions with a resource envelope of ₹50,000 crore, the central government said in a statement.
₹50,000-crore public work scheme
PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will be spread over a duration of 125 days. It will cover 116 districts of the country.
Migrants will have jobs in their states
Several government projects like Jal Jeevan Mission, Gram Sadak Yojna will nee people. Job opportunities will be created in these projects.
Jobs for all
All those migrants in 116 districts will be provided jobs, says FM.
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.
116 districts received large number of migrants
116 districts spread over six states received huge number of migrants.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman starts press conference
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman starts press conference. Today’s focus will be on PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.
Employment opportunity for migrants
Spread over 125 days, this scheme will implement 25 various kinds of jobs to help migrant workers. It will work in a mission mode to create employment opportunities for the migrants.
Launch on June 20
“PM @narendramodi to launch Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on 20th June to boost livelihood opportunities in Rural India,” a tweet from the prime minister’s office said.
PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will start from Telihar village, Bihar
Designed to help those who have returned home amid pandemic, this scheme will be launched Telihar village, Khagaria district, Bihar. The state chief minister Nitish Kumar will be present in the virtual launch of ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.’ The chief minister of five other states will also participate in the launch.
Labour minister Santosh Gangwar will be present
Labour minister Santosh Gangwar and rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar will also join the finance minister in today’s press conference.
PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan
In a bid to provide employment opportunities to migrant workers, PM Narendra Modi will unveil a public work scheme worth 50,000 crore this week. The Centre has selected over 25,000 returned migrant labourers from 116 districts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha for the campaign.
(With inputs from livemint)