Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)

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Recently, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) entered into a collaborative partnership.

About the UNDP and DAY-NULM partnership:

  • Aim: To empower women to make well-informed career choices in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • It will provide support for women looking to start and expand their enterprises such as the care economy, digital economy, electric mobility, waste management, food packaging and more.
  • Focused on fostering entrepreneurship development and accelerating enterprise growth.
  • Time-Period: It is a three-year project, extendable beyond 2025 which will cover eight cities in the initial phase.
  • UNDP will offer national-level capacity-building support to DAY-NULM.
  • This support will focus on knowledge generation and management, such as compiling compendiums of best practices related to urban poverty, to enhance the implementation of national-level schemes.
  • UNDP will also contribute to the initiative by developing community business mentors called Biz-Sakhis in selected project locations.
  • These mentors, who possess valuable business knowledge, can support new and existing enterprises, and serve as a resource for DAY-NULM at a later stage.

Key facts about the DAY-NULM

  • It is a flagship mission under the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • It has the aim to uplift the urban poor by enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development.
  • Funding: It will be shared between the Centre and the States in the ratio of 75:25. For North Eastern and Special Categories – the ratio will be 90:10.


Q1) What is Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship refers to the activity of identifying, creating, and managing a business or venture with the aim of making a profit. An entrepreneur is an individual who takes on the role of organizing and operating a business, often assuming financial risks in the pursuit of new opportunities and innovative solutions.

Source: UNDP partners with DAY-NULM towards empowering women entrepreneurs