To reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in an appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots level institutions of the poor. The mission would aim at providing shelters equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. In addition, the Mission would also address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills to the urban street vendors for accessing emerging market opportunities.

Cities selected under NULM for 12th FYP (Phase 1)

» All cities with a population of 100,000 or more as per Census of India 2011

» All District Headquarter Towns with a population of less than 100,000 as per Census of India 2011

» For Hill, North-Eastern and very small States may propose cities with a population of less than 100,000 to be covered under    NULM with suitable justification

» The coverage will be expanded subsequently in Phase 2

Social Mobilization & Institutional Development

» Social Mobilisation is not just the 'formation' of groups, but empowerment, financial self-reliance, and participation and access to government, its schemes and    programmes for the urban poor

» NULM will focus on these elements with special attention to bank linkages for purpose neutral loans to meet the credit needs of the urban poor

» Resource Organisations (ROs) will be engaged by SULM to facilitate the formation of SHGs and their development. ROs will handhold SHGs for 2 years

» SULM will be responsible for selection of ROs in a transparent manner at the state level or allow ULBs to empanel ROs on strict technical parameters so that quality    of services is not compromised

» A maximum of Rs. 10,000 can be spent per SHG for this purpose

Additional Features

» Universal Financial Inclusion
     › Financial literacy
     › Opening of Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (No-frills a/c)
     › Affordable insurance - (life, health, pension)

» City Livelihoods Centres to be established (ICLC per 1-3 lakh population, 2 CLCs for 3-5 lakh population, 3 CLCs for 5-10 lakh population and 8 CLCs for more than 10    lakh population)
     › CLC would bridge the gap between demand and supply of the goods and services produced by the urban poor
     › The urban poor can access information and business support services which would otherwise not be affordable or accessible by them

» Training & other Capacity Building Support for SHGs and their Federations

Employment through Skills Training & Placement

» Training to be provided as per market need - training needs assessment by skill gap analysis at state/city level

» Training course curriculum and modules to be designed as per market requirement (& in accordance with National Occupational Standards)

» Cost and duration of each training to be finalized

» Empanelment of Skill Training Providers (STPs) - reputed govt, or private institutes may be empanelled by a transparent selection process

» Empanelment of independent Certification Agencies (CAs)

» Placement (minimum 50% candidates) and/or linkages for self employment ventures

» Tracking of successful candidates for minimum 12 months period

» Cost per trainee is Rs 18,000 for NE States

Self Employment Programme

» Individual and Group Enterprises to be promoted and linked with banks for financial support

» Provision of Interest subsidy on loans for individual enterprises (Rs 2 lacs max) and group enterprises ( Rs. 10 lacs max).

» The individual and group enterprises will get subsidized loans @ 7% subject to timely repayment. Subsidy to be reimbursed to the banks.

» Facilitating Linkage with Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme of CGTMSE, M/o MSME.

» Facilitation of Credit cards for individual entrepreneurs for working capital requirement.

» SHGs will be linked with banks for loans (subsidized loans @ 7% subject to timely repayment with provision of additional 3% interest subvention for Women SHGs)

Capacity Building & Training

» Technical support at National, State and City level - setting up implementation structures at National, State and City level in Phase I (1 NMMU at National level, 1     SMMU at State level, and 1 CMMU at City/DHQ level)

» Technical support team to be positioned: National level (NMMU) - 10, State level (SMMU) - 6 for big & 4 for small states and City level (CMMU) - 4 for towns > 5 lakh    population, 3 for 3-5 lakh population towns or 2 for towns < 3 lakh population

» NULM to support the cost of NMMU/SMMU/CMMU for 5 years

» States to create/ designate a dedicated agency as SULM which will be the nodal agency for implementation of NULM at state level

» Training & other Capacity Building support for Mission Management Units at the National, State and City levels. Provision of Rs. 7,500 per member for training &     capacity building

Support to Urban Street Vendors

» A city wide street vendor survey with a view to identify vendors, vendor zones and existing practices

» Issue of ID cards to the vendors by the ULB

» Development of a City Street Vending Plan

» Vendor Market Development

» Provide bank linkages by way of opening Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (no-frills) of the vendors

» Facilitate bank linkages for working capital requirements

» Skill development

» Social security convergence

Scheme of Shelters for Urban Homeless

» For every 1 lakh urban population permanent - 24x7 - all weather community shelters. Each shelter to cater to 50 -100 persons

» All necessary infrastructural facilities to be put in place - kitchen, water, sanitation, electricity, recreation, etc.

» A minimum space of 5 square meters or 50 sq. feet per person to be provided

» Location of shelters to be close to the places of concentration of homeless persons and their work places

» Linkages with social security and other entitlements to be ensured

» Shelter Management Committee's to be set up to run and manage the shelters

» Shelters to be run on a PPCP mode - associating with agencies identified by the State including Building Centres, PSUs, NGOs, CBOs, Pvt. Sector Enterprises etc.,    for construction and management

» Construction cost to be shared in 90:10 ration. State to bring in land as their contribution

» O&M cost to be shared in 90:10 for 5 years

Action already taken

» State Level Committee (Governing Council and Executive Committee) is already notified.

» Director, Municipal Administration, is notified as the State Mission Director for NULM, Assam.

» Rules & Regulations for Assam Urban Livelihoods Mission Society (AULMS), is prepared.

» Proposal has been sent to the Govt. of India for covering all ULBs of Assam under NULM.

» 25 nos. of Head Quarters of Districts are termed as NULM Cities.

» State Annual Action Plan, 2014-15 for implementation of NULM has been prepared.

» One officer from the Directorate of Municipal Administration is entrusted with the responsibility of each one of the components of NULM, Assam.

» Proposal has been sent to Govt.for formation of State Mission Management Unit (SMMU) and City Mission Management Unit (CMMU) under NULM, Assam.

» Scheme for implementing Shelters for Urban Homeless under NULM, Assam is sought from the concerned ULBs.

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