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

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

Objective is to uplift urban poor folks by enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development.


  • It is Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • Its intended beneficiaries are urban poor (street vendors, slum dwellers, homeless, rag pickers); unemployed and differently abled.
  • It provides for employment through Skill Training and Placement through City Livelihood Centres to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households.
  • It also provides social mobilization and institution development through formation of Self-Help Groups (SHG) for training members and hand holding, an initial support of 10, 000 is given for each group.
  • It also provides subsidy to urban poor i.e. interest subsidy of 5% – 7% for setting up individual micro-enterprises with loan of up to 2 lakhs and for group enterprises with loan limit of up to Rs.10 lakhs.
  • It fully funds cost of construction of shelters for urban homeless.
  • It also provides for development of vendor markets and also promotion of skills for vendors through setting up infrastructure and special projects for rag picker and differently abled etc.
  • Funding will be shared between the Centre and the States in the ratio of 75:25. For North Eastern and Special Category – the ratio will be 90:10.

Factual Information:

  • Launched in 2014


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