Deendayal Antayodaya Yojana (DAY-NRLM) was launched in 2011 by name Aajeevika – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM). It was later renamed to Deendayal Antayodaya Yojana (DAY-NRLM) in November 2015. It was restructured version of Swarnjayanti Gram SwarozgarYojana (SGSY). Deendayal Antayodaya Yojana National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA), Government of India in 23rd September, 2013 by replacing the existing Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY).
The scheme has two components one for urban India and other for rural India:
The focus of urban component of DAY is on:
The scheme is a flagship programme of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) that seeks to alleviate rural poverty through building sustainable community institutions of the poor. The centrally sponsored programme seeks to reach out to 8-9 crore rural poor households and organize one woman member from each household into affinity-based women SHGs and federations at village level and at higher levels. As part of its non-farm livelihoods strategy, DAY-NRLM is implementing two schemes:
DAY-NRLM has another sub-scheme viz., Deendayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY). DDUGKY aims at building placement linked skills of the rural youth and place them in relatively higher wage employment sectors of the economy.
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