PM Modi launches Rs 50,000-crore Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan: Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi  has launched Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on 20th June 2020 in six different states of India. The plan will cover India’s 116 districts across Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha and has started from Telihar village of Bihar’s Khagaria district.

The launch will be a great step of help and support towards the migrants who have returned back home from different big cities due to the lockdown situation of the country for pandemic COVID 19.  Hence, the launch of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is going to be a great opportunity for Rural India. 

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Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan- How will it help?

When the country went down under a state of lockdown, industries and factories closed down depriving many of the labourers of daily wages. This forced them to return back home walking several miles as the transport system was also stopped to curb the spread of coronavirus. Of course, soon many options were provided to them such as the special trains run by the Government and bus services run by some NGOs and celebrities across the country. 

Most of the migrants who returned back home are no more willing to return back to the cities for the work that they used to do earlier, after the pain they have suffered. Getting a massive scheme like Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is going to help these migrants in a huge way and will be a step towards the development of Rural India. 

The Government has mentioned that this scheme campaign will be of 125 days and will work as a mission. There will be 25 different works in which the returnee migrants can find employment. The Government will be making an investment of Rs. 50,000 crore for this scheme that will be offering employment opportunities to the returnee migrants and will also help in the development of the infrastructure of the Rural system of India. 

The scheme will be launched on 20th June from the Telihar village of Bihar’s Khagaria district. 

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan: Background

The migrant workers from different states who used to once work in big cities have suddenly lost their livelihood and also had to struggle hugely in order to return back to their own houses. The migrants walking back to their villages and many of them getting killed due to different factors have made news since the day lockdown in the country was announced. 

After suffering so much torment, many of the migrants are not ready to go back to the big cities to earn the way they used to do before. In such a situation, a huge crisis of earning for livelihood will be making Rural India even poor. 

The launch of such a scheme such as Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan from the Government of India was a much-needed step towards Rural India in such a difficult situation. It is the poor who always get crushed whenever there is a problem with the nation. The situation of lockdown lately has shown a bigger picture of this already. Getting a scheme something like this will surely turn out to be a fruitful option to support these refugee migrants who are in search of livelihood right now. 

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan: Launch

As social distancing has to be maintained in this pandemic situation, the scheme of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will be launched by the PM through video conferencing. The Chief Ministers of five States and Union Territories will also participate in the launch in a virtual mode. Apart from the CMs and the PM, there will be also 116 districts from six different states of India that will be a part of this program. These districts will be participating in the program through different Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Common Service Centers, so many the rules of social distancing can be maintained. 

The Government has selected about 116 districts from six different states that are Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. Among these, there are 27 different aspirational districts that cover about 2/3rd of the returnee migrant workers. 

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For making the Abhiyaan a massive success, Government has collaborated with different Departments and Ministries and these are Rural Development, Road Transport & Highways, Panchayati Raj, Mines, Environment, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Railways, Border Roads, New & Renewable Energy, Agriculture, and Telecom. 

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