About Us

Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) was established in the year 2007 under Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department for formulating strategies to implement poverty reduction programmes in Urban Areas.


To enable the urban poor particularly the poorest of the poor to eliminate poverty and vulnerability in a sustainable manner and improve their quality of life in urban areas through their own strong self-reliant and self-managed institutions.


To promote, strengthen and nurture self-sustainable institutions of the poor and through them, address all poverty issues like access to credit, financial freedom, livelihoods, health, disability, vulnerability and social security.

MEPMA is the State Nodal Agency for implementing various components of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) under Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of India. Support to Urban Street Vendors (SUSV) component of DAY-NULM seeks to address the concerns of urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces for vending, institutional credit, improved skills and social security linkages.