Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)

Recently, UNDP has partnered with DAY-NULM to empower women entrepreneurs.

  • This partnership between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission aims to empower women to make a good career choice in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • Women account for only 15 percent of the total entrepreneurs in India. This will especially help women looking to start and expand their own enterprises in areas such as the care economy, digital economy, electric mobility, waste management.
  • This is a three year project. This can be extended beyond 2025. Eight cities will be covered in its initial phase. It will help develop community business mentors called Biz-Sakhis in selected project sites.

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)

It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. It is a scheme under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs that focuses on reducing poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households.

Objective:

  • Under this, a target has been set for universal coverage of the urban poor for skill development and credit facilities.
  • Under this, skill training is provided to the urban poor for market-based jobs and self-employment. Also, their access to credit is made easier.
  • It has expanded its coverage to all 4,041 statutory cities and towns. Thus covering most of the urban population of India.

Source – PIB

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