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    Railways will generate eight lakh man days of employment opportunity for migrants and others in infrastructure projects worth 1800 crore rupees in the next 125 days.

    Ministry of Railways has reviewed the progress of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan with Zonal Railways and Railway PSUs through video conference meeting.

    The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is in operation in 116 identified districts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Jharkhand.

    Chairman Railway Board, Vinod Kumar Yadav took a video conference meeting with General Managers, Divisional Railway Mangers and Managing Directors of PSUs regarding the progress of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.

    The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan of 125 days will involve focused implementation of 25 categories of works and activities in 116 districts. Each of these districts has a large concentration of returnee migrant workers. Public works to be undertaken during this campaign will have a resource envelope of 50 thousand crore rupees.

    The Abhiyaan will be a convergent effort between 12 different Ministries and Departments, including Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Road Transport and Highways, Telecom and Agriculture.

    It will expedite implementation of 25 public infrastructure works and works relating to augmentation of livelihood opportunities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Abhiyan on 20th June to empower and provide livelihood opportunities in areas witnessing large number of returnee migrant workers affected by the COVID pandemic.

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