Daily News Analysis


21st June, 2022 Social Issues

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In News

  • 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.