SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE URBAN POOR OF NATIONAL URBAN LIVELIHOODS MISSION: EVALUATION OF BILASPUR CITY
Dr. Umesh Gupta
Professor Head of Department MSBS, MATS university Raipur Chhattisgarh
Research Scholar MSBS, MATS university Raipur Chhattisgarh
The goal of the study was to evaluate critically NULM’s contribution to the skill development of Bilaspur’s urban poor households. The study set out to understand the impact of training and development in NULM for enhancing skill sets among urban poor households, evaluate the transparency of the NULM programme designed to generate employment, and examine the role of NULM in providing sustainable employment through skill development among urban poor households. The association between the factors was established using both secondary data from websites and qualitative interviews. According to the findings, the NULM plan has improved the standard of living for urban poor households by giving them access to economic opportunities. In order to understand how the strategy has been executed and benefited the urban poor, the study can be expanded to other Indian states for potential future consequences. Additionally, the NRLM programme covers the rural poor, which can also be examined in the future, while the NULM programme concentrates on the urban poor.
Keywords: National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM); Urban Development; Training; Bilaspur