On Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman shared the details of the migrant centric scheme. PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana via a press conference.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the scheme on Saturday, 20 June.
Under Garib Kalyan rojgar abhiyaan, 50,000 crores will be released to provide job opportunities for migrants, who returned to their hometown due to the pandemic.
“The priority of the scheme is to provide immediate jobs for the migrants,” Nirmala Sitharaman said during the press conference.
This pm Garib Kalyan rojgar yojana will help to create massive infrastructure in the rural area with Rs 50,000 crore, said the government in a statement.
A total of 116 districts from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha are selected for the scheme.
The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana will provide a clear blueprint of work to engage the workers for the next four months. Moreover, Activities in rural areas, which are spread over six months to one year will be allocated. With the money released there will be no lack of funds to execute the work in 125 days.
The government is hoping after 125 days migrants will travel back to the big cities in search of work.
Through Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, India is planning to provide employment and create rural infrastructure. According to a statement issued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration.
Horticulture, Anganwadi centers, rural housing, Construction of wells, border road work, PM KUSUM work, Bharat Network, Jal Jeevan mission work. A total of 25 different types of work will come under the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana.
The central and state governments have meticulously mapped the skill sets of migrants returned. In the selected 116 districts, by the central government, 25,000 returned migrants have been selected for this programme.
On March 24, India had 564 reported Coronavirus cases, followed by PM announcement of a complete lockdown in the country.
Thousands of informal sector workers and daily-wage migrant labourers suddenly lost their jobs. Many who started fearing the pandemic and had no money left were forced to take a journey back to their villages on cycles, walking, water tanks, trucks and lorries. To help them pm garib kalyan rojgar yojana is launched.
The Chief Labour Commissioner estimated nearly 26 lakh migrants are standard across the country in relief centres, worksites, and other clusters. The Solicitor General informed the Supreme Court of 97 lakh migrants who left for their homes.
In Conclusion, This Garib Kalyan rojgar abhiyaan is aimed to provide some relief to the migrants stuck in their villages with no work. As the pandemic continues to prevail, the economic growth of the country is dwindling. Forcing more layoffs in the informal sector which employs 90 percent of the country’s workforce.