Friday, June 18, 2021

Employment schemes started by Centre reaching Himachalis

Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj reviewed much ambitious Mukhya Mantri Shahri Ajeevika Guarantee Yojana (MMSAGY) and Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY- NULM) in a review meeting held on Thursday.

Suresh Bhardwaj said that both of these schemes are related to employment and pave the way for Atma Nirbhar Bharat. The Minister said that the State Government launched Mukhya Mantri Shahri Ajeevika Guarantee Yojana in May this year. This scheme is aimed at providing guaranteed employment in urban areas.

Elaborating further about the scheme, he said that 120 days job guarantee has been assured to residents of urban local bodies within 15 days of issuance of job cards, failing which Rs. 75 per day will be paid as unemployment allowance. While reviewing this scheme, Urban Development Minister informed that a total 3545 people have been registered under this scheme in all urban local bodies, out of which 2,447 have been issued job cards across the state.

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Total 2,099 people were assigned the work, out of which 1,808 have accepted the job. 1009 have accepted the infrastructure related work while the remaining 799 went for sanitation related jobs in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across the state under this scheme. Suresh Bhardwaj directed officials to remove all hurdles if any, so that more people could be benefited with this scheme. “This is a new scheme. We need to popularize it,” he added. While reviewing Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods mission (DAY- NULM), the Urban Development Minister directed officials to find ways to make the scheme successful during COVID-19. He said that Himachal Pradesh has been achieving its targets under this scheme and efforts are on to bring more people under its ambit.

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In financial year 2020-21, Rs. 1.54 crore has been spent under this scheme while Rs. 3.64 crore is yet unspent. Suresh Bhardwaj said that 324 Self Help Groups (SHGs) have been formed in the financial year 2020-21 so far against the target of 200. The scheme also works as a support system for urban street vendors.

As many as 4,054 identity cards have been issued to the vendors so far besides the 3798 certificates. As per a survey, 5790 street vendors have been identified across the 54 ULBs. Urban Development Minister said that 5000 street vendors in 30 towns have been trained on solid waste management rules, health and hygiene. Suresh Bhardwaj said that MMSAGY and DAY- NULM would be reviewed on a monthly basis. Secretary Urban Development Rajneesh, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Shimla Pankaj Rai were present during the meeting along with other officials.

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