New Delhi, December 31: Conscious of the issues of slums and poverty, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has channelized its efforts in promoting equitable growth in urban areas through Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). The Mission addresses major social challenges of urbanization & economic growth such as urban poverty, unemployment and social exclusion through five key components constituting Social Mobilization and Institution Development (SM&ID), Employment through Skills Training & Placement, Self-Employment Programme (SEP), Support to Urban Street Vendors (SUSV) and Scheme of Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH).
During the year formation of Self Help Groups (SHG) and their federations forms the backbone of DAY-NULM. These structures provide support to the poor women in meeting their social and financial needs. So far 3,45,450 SHGs comprising of more than 34 lakh women have been formed and 2,35,712 SHGs have been assisted with Revolving Fund under the NULM.
The DAY-NULM has urged to provide various facilities and potentials like personalized after-training rapid assessment system, a centralised web portal named Paisa for skill training of beneficiaries in construction sector under ESTP component, Memorandum of Understanding has been entered with National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) and SULM, Maharashtra.
In the new year, DAY-NULM, in collaboration with Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is also facilitating City Livelihood Centres in standardization of products and their specifications, identification of products to be launched on e-marketplace and registration on GeM portal as ‘seller’. “Also, it has been decided to develop two Model Shelters for urban homeless in each state, one in the state capital and one in another big city, having sizable population of urban homeless. Also, two ULBs in each state, one in a million plus city and one in another big city are to be developed as Model ULBs for urban street vendors.”, reported the official statement.
The Maharashtra Mission has collaborated with National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM) to place the candidates as NEEM trainees with industry partners. NEEM is a scheme of MoHRD under which candidates are selected for providing on the job practical training to enhance their employability.
However, the Mission in collaboration with Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is facilitating City Livelihood Centres (CLCs) in standardization of products and their specifications, identification of products to be launched on e-marketplace and registration of CLCs on GeM portal as ‘seller’.
Two Model Shelters for urban homeless are being developed in each state, one in the state capital and one in another big city, having sizable population of urban homeless. Two ULBs in each state, one in a million plus city and one in another big city are to be developed as Model ULBs for urban street vendors. Meanwhile, Real time Aadhaar authentication from UIDAI server has been made mandatory for getting benefits under DAY-NULM. Mobile verification of beneficiaries has been made mandatory with OTP (One Time Password) validation.