Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to launch a massive rural public works scheme ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers and rural citizens.

PM Modi will launch this Abhiyaan on June 20 at 11 am through video-conference in the presence of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar.

The Abhiyaan will be launched from Village – Telihar, Block- Beldaur of Khagaria District of Bihar. The Chief Ministers of other five States and Union Ministers of concerned Ministries will also participate in the virtual launch.

The villages across 116 districts in the six States will join this programme through the Common Service Centres and Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The norms of social distancing will be maintained in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Abhiyaan will be a coordinated effort between 12 different Ministries/Departments, namely, New & Renewable Energy ,Environment , Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Petroleum & Natural Gas ,Road Transport & Highways, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Railways, Border Roads, Telecom and Agriculture, Mines.

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