Tamil Nadu, MP, UP, AP, Chattisgarh lead in implementing urban poverty alleviation programmes

Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Chattisgarh are ahead of other States in addressing urban poverty during the last three years i.e 2014-17.
            As per the information furnished to Rajya Sabha today by the Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Tamil Nadu is in the forefront in assisting urban poor with subsidized loans for self-employment through setting up of individual and group micro enterprises and formation of Self-Help Groups under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-NULM (DAY-NULM) and Uttar Pradesh led in skilling urban poor. Madhya Pradesh stood second in skill training and providing loans support.
            Details of performance of leading States under different components of DAY-NULM are as below:
State
No of urban poor given
skill training
No of beneficiaries
gven subsidized loans
Self-Help Groups
formed
Tamil Nadu
1,04,448
30.258
24,245
Madhya Pradesh
1,17,133
26,558
  8,973
Uttar Pradesh
1,89,831
14,138
15,954
Andhra Pradesh
   45,236
15,617
12,278
Chattisgarh
   30,022
  8,185
14,393
West Bengal
   64,277
  2,418
10,871
Karnataka
   38,007
  8,799
  5,021
Maharashtra
   29,317
  8,202
  6,921
Bihar
   29,762
     890
  8,390
Telangana
   12,546
  3,182
10,097
Gujarat
   12,090
  2,216
  7,186

            National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) was launched in September,2016 with the objective of reducing the poverty and vulnerability of urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities for improvements in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis. NULM which was launched in 790 cities and towns in 2013 was subsequently extended to all the statutory 4,041 cities and towns in February, 2016.
            During 2014-17, 8,07,187 urban poor were given skill training, 1,35,158 beneficiaries were given subsidized bank loans for setting up own enterprises and 1,62,285 Self-Help Groups have been formed for taking up income augmenting activities with the support of bank loans.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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