The public work scheme worth ₹50,000 crores will provide job opportunities to migrant workers, the finance ministry said in a tweet.
Spread over 125 days, this scheme will implement 25 kinds of jobs to help migrant workers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced to launch Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on June 20. This scheme will help the migrant labourers, who have returned to their states, to find livelihood opportunities during the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
116 districts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, and Odisha have been selected for the campaign.
The first priority of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is to provide immediate relief to migrant workers who have gone home, says Sitharaman.