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About Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)



About Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM): Details, Features, Aim, Benefits, Highlights

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme implemented by Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.

The scheme main objective is to uplift urban poor folks by enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development.

Its intended beneficiaries are urban poor (street vendors, slum dwellers, homeless, rag pickers); unemployed and differently abled. It provides for employment through Skill Training and Placement through City Livelihood Centers to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households.

This scheme also provides social mobilization and institution development through the formation of Self-Help Groups (SHG) for training members and hand holding, an initial support of 10, 000 is given for each group.

The scheme also gives subsidy to urban poor i.e. interest subsidy of 5% – 7% for setting up individual micro-enterprises with a loan of up to 2 lakhs and for group enterprises with a loan limit of up to Rs.10 lakhs.

It fully funds the cost of construction of shelters for urban homeless. It also provides for the development of vendor markets and also the promotion of skills for vendors through setting up infrastructure and special projects for rag picker and differently abled etc.

Benefit Highlights

Employment through Skill Training and Placement 
Social Mobilization and Institution Development 
Subsidy to urban poor 
Shelters for urban homeless 


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