Correct Answer : Option (D) - Hardeep Singh Puri
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister "Hardeep Singh Puri" 20th June 2022 launched an innovative project National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers (NIPUN) in New Delhi.
NIPUN is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under its flagship scheme of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission DAY-NULM to train over one lakh construction workers, through fresh skilling and upskilling programmes and provides them with work opportunities in foreign countries also.
While addressing, Mr Puri said, the transformational impact of the National Urban Livelihoods Mission has definitively reduced the vulnerability of urban poor households by providing upskilling and employment opportunities to urban dwellers, especially the youth. He said, the spirit of entrepreneurship has been encouraged and supported by giving urban workers access to self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities.
He said, NIPUN Project will enable the construction workers to seek better job opportunities, increase their wages and even pursue overseas placements - an indication of a new eco-system. Mr Puri added that through suitable skilling initiatives such as NIPUN, India creating a future labour force for the construction industry which will propel innovation and large-scale development in the country.
On the occasion, Mr Puri also interacted with some construction workers and presented them with safety helmets.
Secretary Housing and Urban Affairs Manoj Joshi, Secretary Skill development and Entrepreneurship Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary Labour and Employment Sunil Barthwal, Additional Secretary Housing and Urban Affairs Sanjay Kumar were among those present on the occasion..Source : News On Air