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Swarnajayanti Grama Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY)

Swarnajayanti Grama Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) updated on 02-06-2012

Poverty eradication through self help Groups
Swarnajayanthi Gram Sswarozgar Yojana Scheme is a holistic approach towards poverty eradication in rural India through creation of self-employment opportunities to the rural Swarozgaries. This scheme is implemented in the country through District Rural Development Agencies. The Centre and State fund this program in the ratio of 75:25. It is designed to help poor rural families cross the poverty line. This is achieved through providing income generating assets and inputs to the target groups through a package of assistance consisting of subsidy and bank loan.
SGSY came into existence in 1999-2000 duly merging the schemes of Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP), Training for Rural Youth under Self Employment (TRYSEM) Development of Women & Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA) and Supply of Improved Toolkits to Rural Artisans (SITRA).
The scheme aims to bring every assisted poor family above the poverty line by ensuring appreciably sustainable level of income over a period of time. This objective is to be achieved by organizing the rural poor in to Self Help Groups (SHG) through the process of social mobilization, their training and capacity building,and provision of income generating assets.
1. Training
2. Infrastructure
3. Revolving fund to SHGs
4. Subsidy for Economic Activity

However,based on the local requirement, the expenditure on different components of Training and Capacity Building, Revolving fund and subsidy for Economic activity may have to be prioritized.