- PM Modi to launch Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan this week
- The mission will be for the migrant workers
- Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will be spread over 125 days
Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, crores of people have been impacted and hundreds of thousands of people have been rendered jobless. However, the wort-hit are the migrant workers. Now in a bid to provide some relief to the daily wage earners, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will be launching Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on the 20th of June at 11:00 AM.
This public work scheme will be aimed at helping the migrant workers to find opportunities even during the crisis.
A tweet from the Prime Minister’s Officer (PMO) read, “PM Narendra Modi to launch Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on 20th June to boost livelihood opportunities in Rural India,”.
This mission is designed to provide relief and help those who have returned home during the pandemic. This Abhiyaan will be launched in Telihar Villae in Bihar’s Khagaria district.
Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar will be present during the virtual launch of the “Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan” along with Chief Ministers of 5 other states.
The mission will be spread over 125 days and will implement several jobs in various domains to help the migrant labours. The Central Government has even selected more than 25,000 returned migrant workers from 116 districts of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for the Mission which also includes 27 Aspirational Districts.
According to the estimate, these 116 districts will cover around 2/3 of the migrant workers.
The government has said that the villages across the 116 districts in the above mentioned 6 States will join this programme via the Common Service Centres and Krishi Vigyan Kendras. Everyone will have to maintain the norms of social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, the government plans to create infrastructure in the rural areas with an investment of Rs. 50,000 crore, the Central Government said. The Mission will be an effort coordinated by 12 different Ministries including Agriculture Ministry, Border Roads Ministry, Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry, Environment Ministry, Mines Ministry, New and Renewable Energy Ministry, Panchayati Raj Ministry, Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, Railways Ministry, Road Transport and Highways Ministry, Rural Development Ministry, and Telecom Ministry.