New Delhi: Addressing the Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) yesterday, Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (MoS) for Housing & Urban Affairs, stated that the Deendayal Antodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM) addresses livelihood concerns of urban poor by enabling them with access to self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, providing shelters equipped with essential services to the urban homeless, and assistsing urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, and social security.
The primary target of DAY-NULM is urban poor including urban homeless, and particular emphasis is laid on mobilization of vulnerable sections of urban population such as SCs/STs, minorities, female-headed households, street vendors, rag pickers and such, said Puri.
The Mission has made 42.95 lakh urban poor households part of Self Help Groups (SHGs), Puri shared, adding that over 3 lakh SHGs have been provided a Revolving Fund and about 6 lakh loans.
4.62 Lakh beneficiaries have been assisted for setting up of individual and group micro enterprises, stated Puri, adding that over 10 lakh individuals and youth have been trained and certified in different skills fit for livelihood in urban areas, of whom 5.58 lakh received placements.
Central Assistance amounting to Rs 2,753 Cr has been released to States and UTs since 2014 under DAY-NULM, Puri revealed.
Puri had earlier welcomed all MPs of the Consultative Committee attached to the MoHUA and stated that the Government is implementing Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart Cities Mission (SCM), Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U), Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) and Metro Rails. He said that these complement each other helping the all-round development of cities.
The meeting was attended by Members of Parliament, M V V Satyanaraya, Ramcharan Bohra, Abir Ranjan Biswas, Rajmani Patel, KTS Tulsi, and Sanjay Singh.
Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA, and senior officers of the Ministry also attended the meeting. Mishra gave an overall view of various missions of the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. This was followed by presentations by the respective Mission Directors about their missions.
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