Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan Scheme

The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan was recently started by the Prime minister, Sh. Narendra Modi from Telihar, in Bihar.

The aim is to empower and provide livelihood opportunities in areas/ villages where a big number of returning migrant workers have been impacted by the devastating COVID-19 and similarly affected ruler residents.

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana Scheme’s Intended Beneficiaries

  • Huge employment is being created as part of the initiative of public work. The budget for the public projects carried out during this campaign will be Rs 50,000 crores.
  • The campaign lasts for 125 days. In six states, it covers 116 districts Bihar, UP, Odisha, MP, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand. There are 27 aspirational districts among the selected districts. According to estimates, these districts house roughly 2/3 of these migrant laborers.

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Salient Features of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan Scheme:

  • With a focus on governing infrastructure, there will be 25 various types of public works to build infrastructure and increase chances for livelihood in handling regions identified in the campaign.
  • The public works under the Abhiyaan are ruler housing for the poor, inadequate provision of drinking water through Jal Jeevan Mission, Panchayat Bhavans, Community Toilets, Ruler Mandis, Ruler Roads, other Infrastructural like Cattle Sheds, Anganwadi Bhavans, etc
  • Every ruler home must also have affordable internet access. As a result, the campaign also includes the laying of fiber cable and the supply of the Internet. A convergent effort across many ministry departments, with the ministry of ruler development serving as the nodal ministry, will be made up of multi-ministerial efforts and beyond.
  • Highways and Panchayati Raj road transportation are other ministries. This campaign under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana is a part of the 1.725 lakh crore initiative to combat the coronavirus.

List of the Ministries involved in this project:

  • Ministry of Rural Development
  • New and Renewable energy
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Drinking water and Sanitation
  • Border Roads
  • Telecom and Agriculture
  • Ministry of Environment


The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan scheme (GKRA) was introduced by the Indian government, led by Sh Narendra Modi, and the country’s finance minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. The main significance of the scheme was for the benefit and welfare of our migrant workers who were returning to their homes to look for employment after the COVID-19 lockdown. The Garib Kalyan Yojana will be put into effect in 125 of the nation’s least developed and predominantly tribal regions. Its goal is to assist migrant workers in these villages with agricultural, rural development, and plantation projects. The scheme will help them find employment possibilities and improve their living situations.

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