On Saturday 20th June PM Narendra Modi launched a new scheme for migrant workers PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar yojana. Due to the nationwide lockdown for around 2 months lots of people got jobless and this had really affected migrant workers who are facing difficult challenges for their livelihood. So in accordance to provide jobs and help in regaining their livelihood opportunities to such returnee migrants, the Government of India has launched a scheme launched an immense rural Public Work scheme called ‘Gareeb Kalyan Rojgar yojana’ which will help to earn a livelihood and empower such workers.
The aim of the benefit of the scheme is to provide employment to migrant workers who lost their jobs during this lockdown. The benefit of this scheme would be received by a total of 116 districts of 6 States, such as Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar. Under this scheme, 125 days of employment will be provided. 25 words will be focused under this Yojana. There should be 25,000 migrant workers in a district to be unlisted for the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana.
List of works to be focused on PM Garib Kalyan Yojana
This scheme will be coordinated between 12 different departments of ministry such as:
The scheme has been launched to improve livelihood in rural areas of states. Under this campaign, around 50,000 crores of public work will be reached. This scheme will help to create a durable infrastructure along with stimulating employment opportunities. With the help of this scheme, around 67 lakh migrant workers will be boosted which will be approx two-third of returnee migrants. Bihar’s Khagaria is the first district where the scheme has been started by PM Modi via video conferencing.