PM Garib Kalyan Rozgar AbhiyanDate: 21 June 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an employment scheme for migrant workers, who returned to villages from cities during lockdown.
The Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan was launched by Mr. Modi via video conference in a village in Bihar in the presence of Chief Ministers of five states Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and a minister of Odisha.
The scheme will work in a mission mode in 116 districts across these six States where the maximum number of the migrant workers have returned.
Public works undertaken under this campaign will have a resource envelope of ?50,000 crore with the objective to provide livelihood opportunity to workers who have returned to their native places and other affected people residing in villages.
The campaign will be run on a mission mode for 125 days, involving intensified and focused implementation of 25 different types of works to provide jobs to the migrant workers.
Industry groups will be formed near villages, towns, and small cities for making make different products from local produce, and packing things.
Cold storage facilities to be developed at the cost of 1 lakh crore to store farm produce locally. The way to sell crops at higher prices will be opened when farmers will connect with the market.
The government has also started Ek Desh Ek Ration Card Scheme so that workers do not have a problem of food grains from the government shop.