National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM)

The Govt. of India announced new urban poverty alleviation scheme namely National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM), which replaced the old scheme of SJSRY. The NULM is launched with the objective 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 shelter 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.

The NULM will be funded by Govt. of India and State Govt. in the ratio of 75:25

The major components of NULM are as under:

In the 12th Five Year Plan, NULM will be implemented in all the cities with a population of 100,000 or more as per 2011 Census and in cities/towns having District Headquarters. As per above criteria, only 22 towns (all 21 District HQ towns and Bahadurgarh being above one lakh population) of the State will be covered under NULM.

  1. The entire exercise of Socio-Economic & Caste Census-2011 (SECC-2011) for both the areas (rural and urban has already been completed in the State and the fresh lists of urban poor are expected from the Govt.
  2. The Department is in process of deciding the procedure for providing qualitative skill training to urban poor with the assistance of Technical Education, ITI, Higher Education and HARTRON and a meeting for this purpose would be convened shortly.
  3. The Administrative Approval for the construction of Shelters at four towns (Hisar, Yamunanagar, Rewari and Thaneshar) has already been communicated.
  4. The ULBs have already initiated the action for the identification of Street Vendors.



Cities covered under NULM

Sr. No. District Town ULB Pop. (Census-2011) Status
A) District HQ Towns and also having urban population above one lakh
1 Panchkula Panchkula 210175 Municipal Corporation
2 Ambala Ambala Ambala Sadar 104268 300484 Municipal Corporation
Ambala City 196216
3 Y. Nagar Yamuna Nagar Yamunanagar 216628 341543 Municipal Corporation
Jagadhri 124915
4 Karnal Karnal 286974 Municipal Corporation
5 Panipat Panipat 294150 Municipal Corporation
6 Hisar Hisar 301249 Municipal Corporation
7 Rohtak Rohtak 373133 Municipal Corporation
8 Gurgaon Gurgaon 876824 Municipal Corporation
9 Faridabad Faridabad 1404653 Municipal Corporation
10 Kaithal Kaithal 144633 Municipal Council
11 Sonipat Sonipat 277053 Municipal Council
12 Jind Jind 166225 Municipal Council
13 Sirsa Sirsa 183282 Municipal Council
14 Bhiwani Bhiwani 197662 Municipal Council
15 Kurukshetra Thanesar 154962 Municipal Council
16 Rewari Rewari 140864 Municipal Council
17 Palwal Palwal 127931 Municipal Council
B) Town(s) having urban population above one lakh, but is not District HQ
18 Jhajjar Bahadurgarh 170426 Municipal Council
C) Town(s) having urban population below one lakh, but are District HQ
19 Fatehabad Fatehabad 70777 Municipal Council
20 Narnaul Narnaul 74613 Municipal Council
21 Jhajjar Jhajjar 48424 Municipal Committee
22 Nuh Nuh 16260 Municipal Committee
Total population to be covered under NULM 6162297

NULM mission document 23.2.2015