32 cr man-days employment generated, Rs 31.5k cr spent under Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

NewsBharati    13-Oct-2020
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New Delhi, Oct 13: Employing migrant workers amid the corona crisis, the government stated that it has provided a total of about 32 crore man-days of employment and 31,577 crore rupees has been spent so far under Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.
 
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The Abhiyaan was launched to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for migrant workers returning to villages and similarly affected citizens in rural areas, in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, the Centre is taking action on mission mode to provide employment to migrant workers who have returned to their native villages of 6 states and to empower villagers with livelihood opportunities in 116 districts of these states.
 
"By the 15th week, a total of about 32 crore man-days employment has been provided and Rs.31577 crore spent so far in the pursuit of objectives of the Abhiyaan," the Ministry of Rural Development said.
 
A large number of structures have been created -
  • 1,32,146 water conservation structures

  • 4,12,214 rural houses

  • 35,529 cattle shed

  • 25,689 farm ponds

  • 16,253 Community Sanitary Complex
In addition to this, 7,340 works have been taken up through District Mineral Funds, 2,123 Gram Panchayat have been provided internet connectivity, a total of 21,595 works related to solid and liquid waste management undertaken, and 62,824 candidates have been provided skill training through Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) during the Abhiyaan.