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Kerala government announced Ayyankali Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme

Published on August 19, 2023
Current Context: The Kerala government has announced the Ayyankali Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme (AUEGS) for Onam, which is a major festival celebrated by the people of Kerala.
Kerala government announced Ayyankali Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme
  • The scheme aims to provide 100 days of wage-employment in a financial year to urban households whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
  • The scheme is named after Ayyankali, a social reformer and leader of the Dalit community in Kerala, who fought for the rights and dignity of the oppressed classes.The scheme is implemented by the Directorate of Urban Affairs, Government of Kerala.
  • The scheme has been successful in creating employment opportunities and improving the living conditions of the urban poor.
  • The scheme has achieved 35 lakh person-days of work in the current financial year, and aims to hit 50 lakh person-days of work by the end of the year.
  • The scheme has also undertaken various works such as water conservation, agriculture, sanitation, waste management, etc., that have contributed to the development of the urban areas.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the scheme that provides 100 days of wage-employment in a financial year to urban households in Kerala?
a. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)
b. Ayyankali Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme (AUEGS)
c. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)
d. Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)
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