According to the statement, NULM aims to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities.
The mission would also aim at providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner.
The mission would also address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills.
Under the mission, City Livelihood Centres (CLCs) will be established in cities to provide a platform whereby the urban poor can market their services and access information on self-employment, skill training and other benefits.
For every one lakh urban population, provisions will be made for permanent community shelters for a minimum of hundred persons, said the statement.
--IANS (Posted on 03-09-2013)