Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that over 2(point)45 lakh beneficiaries have been assisted till December last year under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY- NULAM) for setting up individual and group micro enterprises.
An official release said, since 2014-15, the States have so far utilised funds worth around Rs. 2150 crore.
In the first phase,790 cities were covered under the mission, while in the second phase from 2016, the coverage was expanded to include 4041 cities. More than 3.48 lakh self help group (SHGs) were disbursed loans under SHG-Bank linkage programme so far under the mission.