Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission

By Sudheer Kumar K|Updated : August 16th, 2021

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission, (DAY-NULM), under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, MoHUA,  has focused on providing appropriate skills and opportunity to urban poor women, allowing them to establish sustainable micro-enterprises.

About (DAY-NULM)

  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and a flagship mission under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • The Urban Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation launched the mission in 2014 and is in charge of its implementation.
  • Its goal is to improve the lives of the urban poor by improving long-term livelihood prospects via skill development.
  • It is aimed towards the urban poor (street sellers, slum dwellers, homeless, rag pickers), the jobless, and those with disabilities.
  • Skill Training and Employment: It enables the growth of vendor marketplaces as well as the promotion of vendor skills by establishing infrastructure and specific initiatives for rag pickers and differently abled people, among other things.
  • It reduces poverty and vulnerability by providing work via Skill Training and Placement through City Livelihood Centres.


  • Centre and the States are sharing in the ratio of 75:25.
  • For North Eastern and Special Category – the ratio will be 90:10.




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