Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a large rural public works scheme ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ on June 20 (Saturday) to empower and supply livelihood alternatives to the returnee migrant employees and rural citizens, providing public works worth ₹ 50,000 crore.
PM will launch this Abhiyaan at 11 am via Video-Conference in presence of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, an official launch stated.
“This campaign of 125 days, which will work in mission mode, will involve intensified and focused implementation of 25 different types of works to provide employment to the migrant workers on one hand and create infrastructure in the rural regions of the country on the other hand, with a resource envelope of Rs. 50,000 crore,” the release stated.
The Abhiyaan will be launched from Village – Telihar, Block- Beldaur of Khagaria District of Bihar. Further, the Chief Ministers of the other 5 states and Union Ministers of involved Ministries may even take part within the digital launch.
The villages across 116 districts in the six States will be part of this programme through the Common Service Centres and Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
A complete of 116 Districts with greater than 25,000 returnee migrant employees throughout six States, specifically Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha have been chosen for the campaign which includes 27 Aspirational Districts. These districts are estimated to cover about 2/3 of such migrant employees.
The Abhiyaan will be a coordinated effort between 12 totally different Ministries/Departments, specifically, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Road Transport & Highways, Mines, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Environment, Railways, Petroleum & Natural Gas, New & Renewable Energy, Border Roads, Telecom and Agriculture, the release added.