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Kuwait might force 8 lakh Indians to leave the country

The Kuwait Government has decided to halve the expatriate population due to the slump in oil process and COVID-19 crisis. Highlights The Kuwait National Assembly recently approved a draft bill according to which population of Indians in Kuwait should not exceed 15% of the total population of the country. This could force 8 lakh Indians ..

Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan identifies 8 crores of migrants as intended target

The Government of India has no data on actual migrants spread all over the country. Therefore, the Department of Food and Public Distribution (DoFPD) has taken up a liberal figure of 8 crores of migrant workers. This has been fixed assuming that the migrant population will be 10% of total 80 crore of NFSA (National ..

GoI: 19 lakh tap connections under Jal Jeevan Mision during Lock Down

On July 2, 2020, the Government of India announced that around 19 lakh tap connections were provided during lock down under Jal Jeevan Mission Jal Jeevan Mission The Mission aims to provide clean drinking water supply to all the households in the country by 2024. The objective is to provide 55 litres of potable water ..

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Web Portal launched

On June 26, 2020, the Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched a web portal for the successful implementation of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan. The portal is to provide scheme related information to the people. Highlights The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan was launched by PM Modi to provide employment to the migrant workers returning ..

Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan launched

On June 26, 2020, PM Modi launched Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan. UP is one of the 6 states chosen where the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan is to be implemented. The other 5 states include MP, Maharashtra, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand. Highlights There are 30 lakh migrant workers in UP that have returned to ..

116 Nodal Officers appointed for PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan

On June 24, 2020, the Government of India appointed 116 senior bureaucrats to achieve the objectives of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan. Highlights The scheme is a flagship programme of GoI. Through the programme, the GoI aims to help the migrant workers that are affected by COVID-19 lock down. The 116 officers roped in ..

Railways to create 8 lakh employment opportunities for migrant workers

On June 24, 2020, the Indian Railways reviewed the progress of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan through video conferencing. Highlights With the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan operating in states namely UP, MP, Rajasthan, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand, the Indian Railways are to play huge role in the programme. The Indian Railways will engage 1000s of migrant ..

Jharkhand to launch Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojana

The Jharkhand Government is to launch Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojana for the urban poor on the lines of MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). With the launch of the scheme, Jharkhand becomes the second state to launch an employment guarantee scheme for the urban poor after Kerala. Other States The Kerala Government had launched ..