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Gareeb Samrudhi Yojana
The Garib Samruddhi Yojana (Empowerment of Urban Poor) launched in 2007 and renewed thereafter in 2012, envisaged intensive efforts directed towards empowerment of the underprivileged. The success of the holistic scheme lay in judicious convergence of planning and synchronized implementation of programmes undertaken by various departments. A plethora of measures were introduced for employment, improved housing and civic amenities, betterment of health and nutrition, and development of backward regions and tribal areas. One of the components of this multifaceted scheme was UMEED, which involved market-driven, aptitude based skill up-gradation of marginalized sections, for gainful employment and self employment of the urban poor in the age
group of 18 to 35 years. UMEED has truly brought hope into the lives of young people from the lower socio-economic strata. As the vocational training centres have linkages with medium and small scale enterprises, demand orientation and assured employment are built into the project. More than `13,000 crore was spent under this scheme during the period 2007 to 2012. The scheme has now been augmented with an overall provision of ` 25,000 crore spread over the current ƒOve year plan period. Both the outreach and the impact of the programme can be gauged by the fact that to date around 170 UMEED centres in 95 cities have imparted training to 1,94,900 beneƒOciaries, of which 1,27,384 have already been productively employed.
Last Update On : 29-September-2018