New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Aatmanirbhar Bharat Package provides support of Migrants and Urban poor.
Centre permitted states to utilise State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for setting up shelter for migrants and providing them food and water etc.
Central Government released Rs 11002 crore of its contribution in advance to all States on 3rd April.
Hygienically prepared three meals a day provided for the residents of Shelters for Urban Homeless (SUH) during the lockdown.
12,000 SHGs have produced 3 crore masks and 1.20 lakh litres of sanitizers. This gave additional employment opportunity to the urban poor.
Disbursal of Revolving Fund to Self Help Groups was on-boarded on PAISA Portal in April 2020 on a pilot basis in Gujarat and is now being rolled out across all the states in May 2020.
7,200 new Self Help Groups of urban poor have been formed during the period starting 15th March, 2020.