NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR PROMOTION OF UPSKILLING OF NIRMAN WORKERS (NIPUN)
21st June, 2022 Social Issues
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- The Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs has launched the “NIPUN” initiative to provide skill training to construction workers.
- National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers (NIPUN) initiative is launched under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to train over 1 lakh construction workers.
- The Minister also interacted with some construction workers and presented them with safety helmets.
- It will provide skills to workers and help them to adopt future trends in the construction industry.
- It will also increase their capabilities and diversify their skill sets.
National Urban Livelihoods Mission
- It was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2013.
- It replaced the Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY).
- The main objective is to;
- Organizing urban poor at the grassroots level.
- Ensuring their sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development.
- Provide the poor with market-based employment.
- Implemented in all districts and all other cities with a population of 1,00,000 or more as per the 2011 census.
- The mission aims to;
- Reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households.
- Enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities.
- Bring improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis.
- Building strong grassroots level institutions.
- Providing shelters equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. In addition, the mission would also address livelihood.
- 7 important components of NULM:
- Innovative and Special project
- Self-Employment Programme.
- Support to Urban Street Vendors.
- Capacity Building and Training.
- Social Mobilization and Institution Development.
- Scheme of Shelter for Urban Homeless.
- Employment through Skills Training and Placement.