Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) was launched in 2013 by the Central Government to alleviate poverty and vulnerability of economically weak households in urban India by increasing access to self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities for the poor. It replaced the Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY), which was launched in 1997.
The scheme aims to organize urban poor in strong grassroots level institutions and increasing their access to skill development, credit and employment opportunities. It also aims to provide shelters equipped with essential services for the urban homeless in a phased manner. Its focus area also includes providing assistance to urban street vendors.