• To uplift the urban poor folks by enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development. 

Salient Features

  • NULM was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA) in 2013 by replacing the existing Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY). 
  • It provides for: 
    • Employment through Skill Training and Placement through City Livelihood Centres. 
    • 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. 
    • Subsidy to urban poor - An interest subsidy of 5% - 7% for setting up individual micro-enterprises with a loan of up to 2 lakhs and for group enterprises with a loan limit of up to Rs.10 lakhs.
    • Cost of construction of shelters for urban homeless is fully funded under the Scheme. 
    • Other means - Development of vendor markets and also the promotion of skills for the vendors through setting up infrastructure and special projects for the rag picker and differently abled etc.

Target group

  • Urban poor 
  • Street Vendors
  • Slum dwellers 
  • Homeless o Rag pickers 
  • Unemployed 
  • Differently abled