Govt. to launch Rs 50,000 crore ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ for migrant workers
The Central Government will launch ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to provide employment to migrant labourers. On June 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it from a village in Khagaria district of Bihar.
New Delhi: The Central Government has set a time limit of spending Rs. 50 thousand crores in public works in the next 125 days to provide employment to migrant labourers in their own villages, which will cover 116 districts in six states.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Ganguwar told in a press conference here on Thursday that the central government will launch a ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ [an employment campaign for the welfare of poor people], which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 20 in a village in Khagaria district of Bihar.
Six states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Odisha – will be included in this campaign. He informed that at least 25,000 workers from each district will participate in this campaign. In this way, one-third of migrant labourers would benefit from the campaign. Secretaries of the Ministry of Rural Development were also present on the occasion.
Ms. Sitaraman said that under this campaign, along with increasing employment opportunities, a permanent infrastructure will also be developed. The government has decided to launch a comprehensive rural public works scheme, ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’. Under this, 25 types of works will be done rapidly in rural areas.
The campaign also includes 27 potential districts. The works done under this campaign include construction of ponds, construction of cattle breeding grounds, construction of local roads and bridges, etc.