Urban Poor Current Affairs, GK & News

India-World Bank project to protect Indian poor

A project worth $400 million was signed between the Indian Government and the World Bank to protect India’s poor and vulnerable population affected by the adverse economic crisis caused by the pandemic. The credit is from the International Development Association of the World Bank. About the loan The 400 million USD will help in accelerating ..

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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 ..

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Odisha wins World Habitat Award for Jaga Mission

The Odisha Livable Habitat Mission (OLHM) also known as the Jaga Mission is a slum land titling project for the millions of urban-poor people living in the slums by the Odisha Government. The Odisha Government was awarded the prestigious ‘World Habitat Award’ for its Jaga Mission by the World Habitat, a United Kingdom-based international charity. ..

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Short Note : Care for Homeless in India

While Land and Colonization are State subjects and it is the primary responsibility of the State Governments to implement appropriate schemes and initiatives for rehabilitating the houseless, the Union Government of India has also started a scheme of Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH). About the Shelter for Urban Homeless Scheme- The SUH is a component ..

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Short Note – PMAY (U)

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All (Urban) is an initiative by the Government of India to provide affordable housing will be aimed to the urban poor with a target to construct affordable houses for all urban poor by 31 March 2022. Salient Features Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana(PMAY) was launched in June 2015. The government provides ..

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