UNDP Partnership with DAY-NULM

Context: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) entered into a collaborative partnership. About the UNDP Partnership with DAY-NULM:
  • Aim: To provide support for women looking to start and expanding their own enterprises
  • Sectors focused:  care economy, digital economy, electric mobility, waste management, food packaging and more.
  • Duration: Three-year project, extendable beyond 2025
  • Coverage: Eight cities in the initial phase
  • On-ground mobilisation activities by UNDP and DAY-NULM:
    • Identifying pockets of urban poverty and potential entrepreneurs
    • Facilitating access to Business Development Services.
  • Handholding support:
    • To formalise their businesses
    • To establish bank linkages
    • To secure access to finance and markets.
  • Biz-Sakhis: 
    • UNDP will develop community business mentors called Biz-Sakhis in selected project locations.
    • These mentors, who possess valuable business knowledge, can support new and existing enterprises, and serve as a resource for DAY-NULM at a later stage.
Additional Information: About Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM):
  • Centrally Sponsored Scheme by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Coverage:  All the 4041 statutory cities and towns, thereby covering almost the entire urban population.
  • Salient features of NULM:
    • Building strong grass root level institutions of the urban poor through social mobilization.
    • Enabling the urban poor to access gainful self-employment or skilled wage employment opportunities resulting in a significant improvement in their livelihood.
    • Providing shelters equipped with essential amenities to the urban homeless in a phased manner.
    • NULM addresses the livelihood concerns of the Urban Street Vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills for accessing emerging market opportunities.
 News Source: pib
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