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October 19, 2017

Tamil Nadu, MP, UP, AP, Chattisgarh lead in addressing urban poverty


Newsroom24x7 Staff

Photo courtesy DFID

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Chattisgarh are ahead of other States in implementing Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme during the last three years from 2014 to 2017.

According to the information furnished to Rajya Sabha today by 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 given subsidized loans Self-Help Groupsformed
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.

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