Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana

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Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana (DAY)
Owner Ministry of Rural Development
Country India
Prime Minister(s) Narendra Modi
Budget 500 crore (US$70 million)
Status Active

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana or DAY is a Government of India scheme for the helping the poor by providing skill training. It replaces Aajeevika. The Government of India has provisioned 50,000 crore (US$7.0 billion) for the scheme. The objective of the scheme is to train 0.5 million people in urban areas per annum from 2016. In rural areas the objective is to train 1 million people by 2017. Further, in urban areas, services like SHG promotion, training centres, vendors markets, and permanent shelters for homeless. The aim of the scheme is skill development of both rural and urban India as per requisite international standards.[1][2]


"Extended to all the 4,041 statutory cities and towns of the country, DAY-NULM aims at reducing urban poverty by improving livelihood opportunities through skill training and skill upgradation for self-employment, subsidised bank loans for setting up micro-enterprises, organising urban poor into self-help groups, among others."[3]


A loan of 2 lakh (US$2,800) each will be provided to individuals and 10 lakh (US$14,000) each to groups for setting up micro-enterprises.[3]


From 2014 to 2016, skills have been imparted to 4.54 lakh urban poor, giving employment to one lakh (22%) such people. An amount of 5.51 billion (US$77 million) was lent to 73,746 beneficiaries at an interest rate of 7% for setting up individual micro-enterprises. Further 0.54 billion (US$7.5 million) was disbursed for setting up 2,527 group enterprises. According to the press release by the government, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana aced the implementation of DAY-NULM for the period from 2014 to 2016.[3]

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