Honorable Prime Minister, in his Mann Ki Baat address dated 31st May 2020, expressed the feelings of the nation about the hardships faced by the returning migrants and outlined the countrys resolve to provide employment and succor to such citizens. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on 20th June 2020 to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for migrant workers returning to villages, in the wake of COVID19 outbreak. Abhiyaan focuses on durable rural infrastructure and providing modern facilities like internet in the villages. The skill Mapping of the rural migrant labour being done to help them work closer home.
The Prime Minister announced that an amount of Rs.50,000 Crore worth project to be implemented in a mission mode campaign in 125 days in 116 Districts of 6 States. The objectives of this 125 days Abhiyaan are Provide livelihood opportunities to returning migrants and similarly affected rural citizens, Saturate villages with public infrastructure Anganwadis, Panchayat Bhawans, Community Sanitary Complexes etc., Set stage for enhancing longer term livelihood opportunities.