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Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana for Uplift of Urban & Rural Poor
Oct 09, 2014

Recently, the Government announced an overarching scheme for uplift of urban and rural poor through enhancement of livelihood opportunities through skill development and other means. The scheme has been named as Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY).   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 crore has been provisioned for urban poverty alleviation during 2014-15. Out of this, Rs.500 crore will be spent on skill development of over 5 lakh urban poor. Skill development has multiple outcomes including enhancing employment opportunities, stimulating economic growth and promoting self-worth of beneficiaries.

The following are included in the urban component of DAY:

  • Imparting skills with an expenditure of Rs.15,000 – Rs.18,000 on each urban poor;

  • Promotion of self-employment through setting up individual micro-enterprises and group enterprises with interest subsidy for individual projects costing Rs.2 lakh and Rs.10 lakh for group enterprises. Subsidized interest rate will be 7 percent;

  • 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.

  • 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;

  • Development of vendor markets besides promotion of skills of vendors. 

  • Construction of permanent shelters for urban homeless and provision of other essential services.

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