Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will empower and provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers and rural citizens who have returned to their home states due to the Covid-19 induced lockdown.
12 different Ministries/Departments will be coordinating for the implementation of the scheme.
This campaign will work in mission mode for 125 days with an outlay of Rs. 50,000 crore.
It will involve intensified and focused implementation of 25 different types of works to provide employment to the migrant workers and create infrastructure in the rural regions of the country.
The workers will help build gram panchayat bhawans and anganwadi centres, national highway works, railway works and water conservation projects, among others across six states.
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A total of 116 districts across 6 states, namely Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha have been chosen for the campaign.
The villages will join this programme through the Common Service Centres (CSCs) and Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) maintaining the norms of social distancing in the wake of the pandemic.
The chosen districts include 27 Aspirational Districts. Aspirational Districts are those districts in India which are affected by poor socio-economic indicators.