Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan via video conference for the welfare and livelihood of the poor. Under the scheme which is worth Rs. 50, 000 crores, workers will be provided job near their hometowns and villages. Starting from Bihar, the program will run for 125 days in 116 districts across Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Rajasthan. A large number of migrant workers returned to these states after being left unemployed during the Covid-19 lockdown.
It seeks to create an infrastructure through public works that support job creation in rural parts of the country. These announcements were made while PM chaired the all-party meet to discuss the situation on the India-China border in Ladakh on June 19.