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Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
23 MAR 2023 8:43PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is implementing “Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)”, in statutory towns to reduce poverty and vulnerability of urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, in order to improve their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots level institutions of the urban poor. The mission aims at providing shelters equipped with essential services to the urban homeless. In addition, the Mission also addresses livelihoods concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security, etc.

The Employment through Skill Training & Placement (EST&P) component under the Mission aims to provide skill training to urban poor in market-oriented courses, so that they can set up self-employment ventures or secure salaried employment. Further, Self-Employment Programme (SEP) component focuses on financial assistance to individuals/groups/SHGs of urban poor for setting up gainful self-employment ventures or micro-enterprises.

During the last three years (i.e. 2019-20 to 2021-22), funds amounting to ₹ 2,244.36 crores have been released to States/UTs under DAY-NULM towards implementation of the Mission.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.