National Urban Livelihoods Mission


National Urban Livelihoods Mission

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.


  1. Social Mobilization & Institution Development
  2. Employment through Skills Training & Placement
  3. Self Employment Program
  4. Capacity Building & Training
  5. Support to Urban Street Vendors
  6. Scheme of Shelters for Urban Homeless

Social Mobilization & Institution Development

  1. Three tier structure (SHG-ALF-CLF) would be developed.
  2. Resource Organisations (ROs) will be engaged by SULM to facilitate the formation of SHGs and their development. ROs will handhold SHGs for 2 years.
  3. 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.
  4. A maximum of Rs. 10,000 can be spent per SHG for this purpose
  5. Revolving Fund Support of Rs. 10000 & 50000 would be given to SHG & ALF
  6. City Livelihoods Centres to be established (1CLC 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)
  7. CLC would bridge the gap between demand and supply of the goods and services produced by the urban poor
  8. The urban poor can access information and business support services which would otherwise not be affordable or accessible by them.
  9. Training & other Capacity Building Support for SHGs and their Federations

Employment through Skills Training & Placement

  1. Empanelment of Skill Training Providers (STPs)
  2. Empanelment of independent Certification Agencies (CAs)
  3. Placement (minimum 50% candidates) and/or linkages for self employment ventures
  4. Tracking of successful candidates for minimum 12 months period
  5. Cost per trainee is Rs. 18,000

Self Employment Program

  1. Individual and Group Enterprises to be promoted and linked with banks for financial support
  2. Provision of Interest subsidy on loans for individual enterprises (Rs 2 lacs max) and group enterprises( Rs10 lacs)
  3. The individual and group enterprises will get subsidized loans @ 7% subject to timely repayment. Subsidy to be reimbursed to the banks.
  4. Facilitating Linkage with Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme of CGTMSE, M/o MSME.
  5. Facilitation of Credit cards for individual entrepreneurs for working capital requirement.
  6. SHGs will be linked with banks for loans (subsidized loans @ 7% subject to timely repayment with provision

Capacity Building & Training

  1. Setting up implementation structures at State and City level (SMMU at State level, and CMMU at City/DHQ level)
  2. Technical support team of 4 for SMMU & CMMU- Dehradun and 02 for rest 15 CMMU to be positioned
  3. NULM to support the cost of SMMU & CMMU for 5 years
  4. SUDA is designated as SULM which is the nodal agency for implementation of NULM at state level
  5. Training & other Capacity Building support for Mission Management Units at the State and City levels. Provision ofRs. 7,500 per member for training & capacity building

Support to Urban Street Vendors

  1. A city wide street vendor survey with a view to identify vendors, vendor zones and existing practices
  2. Issue of ID cards to the vendors by the ULB
  3. Development of a City Street Vending Plan
  4. Vendor Market Development
  5. Provide bank linkages by way of opening Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (no-frills) of the vendors
  6. Facilitate bank linkages for working capital requirements
  7. Skill development
  8. Social security convergence  

Scheme of Shelters for Urban Homeless

  1. For every 1 lakh urban population permanent – 24x7 - all weather community shelters. Each shelter to cater to 50- 100 persons
  2. All necessary infrastructural facilities to be put in place – kitchen, water, sanitation, electricity, recreation, etc.
  3. A minimum space of 5 square meters or 50 sq. feet per person to be provided
  4. Linkages with social security and other entitlements to be ensured
  5. Construction cost to be shared in or 90:10. State to bring in land as their contribution
  6. O&M cost to be shared in 90:10 for 5 years