The scheme is designed with an aim to uplift the urban poor folks by enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development. The scheme is an integration of the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) and National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM ). The scheme entails providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. It also addresses the livelihood concern of the urban street vendors by facilitating suitable space, institutional credit, social security and skills to the urban street for accessing emerging market opportunities.
The scheme is targeted at both urban and rural poor and includes those beneficiaries above the age of 18 years who were part of the earlier Ajeevika program.
The rural component of DAY is to train 5-10 lakh youth from India’s villages and impart skills to make them access fruitful employment opportunities. The urban component of the DAY is to train 5 lakh urban poor in City Livelihoods centre set up by the government where government will shoulder a cost of Rs 15,000/- per person in training programs. Each group will be be provided with an initial sum of Rs 10,000/- to start with and registered federations would be provided a sum of Rs 50,000/- on an area level.
Although the rural component (NRLM) of DAY has been closed, one could still avail the benefits of DAY-NULM . THe link to the online application form
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