Central government led by PM Narendra Modi has decided to launch Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan. The new massive rural public works scheme will empower and provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers and citizens in villages. Prime Minister Modi will launch this PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana on 20 June 2020 at 11 a.m through video conferencing in the presence of CM and Dy. CM of Bihar.
At first, the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan would be launched from village – Telihar, block – Beldaur of Khagaria District of Bihar. Moreover, the chief ministers of other 5 states as well as union ministers of concerned ministries will also participate in the virtual launch of PM Gariba Kalyan Rojgar Yojana.
The villages across 116 districts in the 6 states will join this programme through the Common Service Centres and Krishi Vigyan Kendras. These CSCs and KVKs will maintain the social distancing norms in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan (PMGKRA) 2020 Details
Now here we are going to tell you about the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.
PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan Launch Date / Last Date
The official launch of the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan will take place on 20 June 2020 (Saturday). The campaign will be of 125 days and will work in mission mode. Accordingly, the last date for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will be 22 October 2020 (Thursday). PMGKRA Rural employment campaign will involve intensified and focused implementation of 25 types of works. The main objective is to provide employment work to migrant workers. Moreover, govt. will also focus on creation of infrastructure in rural regions of the country. The resource envelope for PMGKRA is of Rs. 50,000 crore.
Ministries / Departments Involved in PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Campaign
The PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will be a coordinated effort between 12 different ministries / departments which are as follows:-
1) Rural Development
2) Panchayati Raj
3) Road Transport & Highways
5) Drinking Water & Sanitation
8) Petroleum & Natural Gas
9) New & Renewable Energy
10) Border Roads
Works to Be Provided in Which Sector
The migrant workers as well as unemployed rural youths will get works in the following fields:-
A) Construction of wells.
B) Plantation activities.
C) Horticulture activities.
D) Angwadi centres works.
E) Rural housing.
F) Rural connectivity.
G) Border road works.
H) Railway works.
I) Shyama Prasad Mukherjee RURBAN mission.
J) PM KUSUM works.
K) Laying of fiber optic cable under Bharat Net.
L) Works under Jal Jeevan mission.
M) Community santitaion complex.
N) Gram panchayat bhawan works.
O) Works under finance commission funds.
P) National highways works.
Q) Water conservation.
R) Harvesting works.
Govt’s first priority to provide livelihood to those who have returned to villages, says Finance Minister.
List of States / Districts chosen for PMGKRA Implementation
A total of 116 districts (inclusive of 27 aspirational districts) with more than 25,000 returnee migrant workers across 6 States have been chosen for PMGKRA implementation. The names of these states are Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha. These chosen districts are estimated to cover about 2/3rd of such migrant workers.
PM @narendramodi to launch Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on 20th June to boost livelihood opportunities in Rural India. https://t.co/zCG7yxUaGq
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— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 18, 2020
An Overview of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan
Here is an overview of the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan:-
|Name of Campaign||Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan|
|Launch Date||20 June 2020|
|Who will Launch||Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India|
|Last Date||22 October 2020|
|Mode of PMGKRA Launch||Video Conferencing|
|Duration of Campaign||125 days|
|Number of Ministries to Participate||12|
|Name of Ministries||Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Road Transport & Highways, Mines, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Environment, Railways, Petroleum & Natural Gas, New & Renewable Energy, Border Roads, Telecom and Agriculture.|
|No. Of states / districts to Implement PMGKRA||6 states having 116 districts including 27 aspirational districts|
|Name of States||Bihar, UP, MP, Rajasthan, Jharkhand & Odisha|
|Major Beneficiaries||Migrant Workers returned during COVID-19 lockdown and rural citizens|
Earlier on 5 May 2020, PM Modi had also started Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP). In this economic package, around 39 crore people have received financial assistance of Rs. 34,800 crore amid the Covid-19 lockdown. These people received the assistance as announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 26, via digital payment infrastructure.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the new rural employment campaign:-
1. What is PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan ?
As the name suggests, PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is an poor welfare employment campaign which would be launched by Prime Minister Modi himself. As the poor people have lost their jobs and their livelihood opportunities due to Coronavirus, so the central govt. will now launch this campaign for such people.
2. When will PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan Start / End ?
It is a 125 days long employment campaign for poor people particularly in rural areas. As per the initial reports, PM Modi will launch this PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on 20 June 2020 at 11 a.m through video conferencing. The campaign will end on 22 October 2020.
3. Who are the Major Beneficiaries of PM Employment Campaign ?
There are around 25,000 migrant workers returned in 116 districts (inclusive of 27 aspirational districts) in states during COVID-19 lockdown and rural citizens are its major beneficiaries.
4. What is the Name of States Choosen for PMGKRA Implementation ?
The 6 states which have been chosen for PMGKRA implementation are Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand & Odisha.
5. What is the Name of Ministries which will participate in PMGKRA ?
Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Road Transport & Highways, Mines, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Environment, Railways, Petroleum & Natural Gas, New & Renewable Energy, Border Roads, Telecom and Agriculture. Around 25 types of works would be available under this campaign.