Nirmala Sitharaman Highlights: Modi’s Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan to help poor beat jobs crisis

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Updated: June 18, 2020 8:10:43 pm

Nirmala Sitharaman Highlights: In a major relief to migrant workers, the Finance Minister today said that the government will pool 25 different projects to give jobs to migrant workers and will front-load Rs 50,000 crore for the cause.

nirmala sitharaman live, finance minister, garib kalyan rojgaar abhiyaanThe villages across 116 districts in the six states will join the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan through the common service centres and krishi vigyan kendras.

Nirmala Sitharaman press conference Highlights: In a major relief to migrant workers, the Finance Minister today said that the government will pool 25 different projects to give jobs to migrant workers and will front-load Rs 50,000 crore for the cause. Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan aims to create infrastructure and jobs in rural India and is set to be launched on June 20 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government said that the campaign will be run on a mission mode for 125 days, involving intensified and focused implementation of 25 different types of works to provide jobs to the migrant workers. The campaign also aims to create infrastructure worth Rs 50,000 crore in the rural regions across 116 districts in 6 states. The villages across 116 districts in the six states will join the campaign through the common service centres and krishi vigyan kendras. The Prime Minister Office informed that these 116 districts comprise more than 25,000 returnee migrant workers across six states, which are Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha, and are estimated to cover about two-thirds of migrant workers.

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    116 districts in the six states to get benefits from Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

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    PM Modi will launch Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on June 20

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    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address media at 4 pm today

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