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

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


The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) collaborated to organize a two-day national workshop in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The workshop was held under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).


GS-02 (Government policies and interventions)

Key Highlights:

  • The workshop aimed to discuss emerging trends and opportunities in urban livelihoods, particularly focusing on empowering and building resilience for women in urban areas.
  • Approximately 150 delegates from various parts of the country participated, including State Mission Directors, officials from MoHUA and Jharkhand state government, UNDP India representatives, sector experts, and stakeholders from research institutions, start-ups, philanthropies, and donor organizations.
  • Panel discussions centered on strategies to promote women-led urban livelihoods, explore emerging sectors and enterprise types, and address issues like climate, services, retail, and manufacturing.
  • Additional themes discussed included the Multidimensional Poverty Index (NMPI) and the role of philanthropies in combating urban poverty through innovative financial investments.
  • The workshop provided a platform for states to exchange best practices regarding women-led urban livelihoods, fostering peer learning and the replication of successful models across different states.

National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) :

  • National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India on September 24th, 2013.
  • It replaces Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY), known as Rashtriya Shahri Aajeevika Mission in Hindi.
  • The scheme focuses on organizing urban poor into grassroots institutions for sustainable livelihoods through skill development.
  • It aims to lead poor towards market-based employment and self-employment ventures by facilitating access to credit.
  • The scheme is implemented in all District Headquarter Towns and cities with a population of 1,00,000 or more.
  • It targets urban populations below the poverty line, street vendors, slum dwellers, homeless, unemployed, and differently-abled.
  • It was also conferred with SKOCH Governance Gold Award.
  • It comprises sub-schemes including Social Mobilization and Institution Development (SM&ID), Employment through Skills Training and Placement (EST&P), Capacity Building and Training (CBT), Self-Employment Programme (SEP), Scheme of Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH), Support to Urban Street Vendors (SUSV), and Innovative and Special Projects (ISP).