Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana (DAY)


Ajit Kumar AJIT KUMARWISDOM IAS, New Delhi.

Government of India Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 25th September-2014 1announced ‘Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana’ (DAY )for uplift of urban, rural poor
All 4,041 statutory cities/towns to be covered under urban component of DAY. Rs.500 cr on skill development of urban poor during 2014-15 would be given. Skills stimulate self-worth and nation’s economy.
The overarching scheme would uplift of urban and rural poor through enhancement of livelihood opportunities through skill development and other means
 The Minister further informed that under the current urban poverty alleviation programmes, only 790 cities and towns are covered and the government has decided to extend these measures to all the 4,041 statutory cities and towns, there by covering almost the entire urban population.
Rs.1,000 cr has been provisioned for urban poverty alleviation during 2014-15. Out of this, Rs.500 cr will be spent on skill development of over 5,00,000 urban poor. He said, for realizing the ‘Make in India’ objective, skill development is essential. # If India is to emerge as the manufacturing base to meet global needs, the only certain way is to empower every youth of the country with the necessary skills. Skill development has multiple outcomes including enhancing employment opportunities, stimulating economic growth and promoting self-worth of beneficiaries.
The urban component of DAY, focus will be on:
1.Imparting skills with an expenditure of Rs.15,000 – Rs.18,000 on each urban poor;
2.Promotion of self-employment through setting up individual micro-enterprises and group enterprises with interest subsidy for individual projects costing Rs.2.00 lakhs and Rs.10.00 lakhs for group enterprises. Subsidized interest rate will be 7%;
3.Training urban poor to meet the huge demand from urban citizens by imparting market oriented skills through City Livelihood Centres. Each Centre would be given a capital grant of Rs.10.00 lakhs.
4.Enabling urban poor form Self-Help Groups for meeting financial and social needs with a support of Rs.10,000/- per each group who would in turn would be helped with bank linkages;
5. Development of vendor markets besides promotion of skills of vendors; and
6. Construction of permanent shelters for urban homeless and provision of other essential services.

Monday, 04th Jan 2016, 12:38:24 AM

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