SWARNJAYANTI GRAM SWAROZGAR YOJANA
SWARANJAYANTI GRAM SWAROZGAR YOJANA” has been launched from the year 1999-2000. This Yojana is a holistic package covering all aspect of self-employment such as organisation of poor into Self Help Groups, Training, Credit, Technology, Infrastructure and Marketing. The beneficiaries under this scheme are called “Swarozgaris. The objective of SGSY is to bring the assisted poor families above the poverty line, by providing them income-generating assets. This scheme is a credit-cum-subsidy program. Subsidy under SGSY is uniform at 30% of the project cost subject to a maximum limit of Rs.7500/-. In respect of SCs/STs and disabled persons the maximum limit is 50% and Rs.10000/- respectively. For groups of swarozgaris (SHGs), the subsidy is 50% of the project cost subject to per capita subsidy of Rs.10,000/- or Rs.1.25 lacs whichever is less.
The focus of SGSY is on the vulnerable groups among the rural poor. Accordingly, the SC/STs account for the 50% of swarozgaris, women for 40% and the disabled for 3%.
The scheme is being implemented on 75:25 cost sharing basis between Central and State Government.
Poor families below the poverty line