The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is taking action to provide employment to migrant workers who have returned to their native villages of six states. These states are Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

By the sixth week itself, a total of about 17 crore man days employment has been provided and 13,240 crore rupees has been spent so far. A large number of structures have been created under the Abhiyan. These include 62,532 water conservation structures, 1.74 lakh rural houses, 14,872 cattle sheds, 8,963 farm ponds, and 2,222 Community Sanitary Complexes. A total of 564 Gram Panchayats have been provided internet connectivity, and 16,124 candidates have been provided skill training through Krishi Vigyan Kendras.

The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan was launched to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for migrant workers returning to villages and similarly affected citizens in rural areas, in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. 

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