Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan: 32 crore man days of employment generated

Published: October 13, 2020

The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan is currently on its 15th week of implementation. So far 32 crore man days of employment have been provided. The Government of India has spent Rs 31,577 crores in these 15 weeks to create employment opportunities under the programme.

Highlights

Under the scheme, large number of structures were created. This includes 1,32,146 water conservation structures, 16,253 community sanitary complexes, 35,329 cattle sheds, 35,529 cattle sheds, 4,12,214 rural houses.  Apart from these the scheme also provided internet connectivity to Gram Panchayat and carried out solid and liquid waste management works. The scheme also provided training through Krishi Vigyan Kendra.

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan

It was launched to provide livelihood opportunities and Employment for migrant workers returning to their hometowns and villages. Currently the programme is empowering 116 districts of different states. The programme focused on six main States where the population of migrant workers returning was high. It includes Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Jharkhand. These districts were home of two third of migrant workers. Of these chosen districts 27 of them were aspirational districts. The Aspirational districts are those districts that are affected by poor social economic indicators. Improving these districts will lead to overall improvement in India. The aspirational district programme is being implemented by Niti Aayog.

Key features of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan

The scheme focused on 25 different types of works. It intended to provide employment to migrant workers through these works. It includes building of Anganwadi centres and Gram Panchayat, Railway works, National Highway works, water conservation projects. Around 12 different Ministries are involved in the programme.

The villagers joined the programme through Krishi Vigyan Kendra and common service centres. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra operate under National Agricultural Research system. They produce quality technological products and make it available to farmers. They are currently playing a crucial role in achieving India’s target of doubling farmers income by 2022.

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