Assam: On Thursday, Ashok Singhal, minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and Irrigation Minister, announced that Assam tops in all India charts under ‘National Urban Livelihood Mission’.
Singhal said that the state has secured the first position with an excellent 122 per cent performance rate of the annual target.
The minister tweeted, “Reaching another milestone, Assam tops in the country. With great delight & pride, sharing this big news with you all that our state Assam secured 1st position in the All India chart under National Urban Livelihood Mission with an exemplary 122% performance rate of annual target”.
Tripura Ranks second with 85% followed by Himachal Pradesh with 79% and Tamil Nadu with 70%.
National Urban Livelihood Mission
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA), Government of India launched the National Urban Livelihood Mission on 23rd September, 2013 to replace Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY).
The focus of NULM is to organise urban poor in their strong grassroots level institutions and create opportunities for skill development leading to market-based employment. It also helps them to set-up self-employment ventures by ensuring easy access to credit.
The objective of the Mission is to provide shelter with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. Moreover, the Mission also focuses on livelihood concerns of street vendors.
Assam launched Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission
Assam launched a centrally sponsored scheme, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission as a continuation of the former Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) to eradicate the problem of poverty and the vulnerability of the urban poor.