|Ministry of Rural Development|
|Friday, 19 August 2011 16:35|
All the District Rural Development Agencies were instructed to follow the guidelines for providing 3% reservation for persons with disabilities in the major Poverty Alleviation Programmes, which includes the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY), Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) and the Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY).
Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY): The guidelines of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana stipulate that disabled persons will account for at least 3% of the total Swarozgaries. The groups formed should ideally be disability-specific, wherever possible; however, in case, sufficient numbers of people for formation of disability-specific groups are not available, a group may comprise persons with diverse disabilities or combination of persons with disabilities and able-bodied persons below poverty line.
Financial Assistance : Assistance under the SGSY, to individual Swarozgaries or Self Help Groups, is given in the form of subsidy by the government and credit by the banks. Subsidy under the SGSY to individuals is uniform at 30% of the Project Cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 7500/-. In respect of SCs/STs and Persons with Disabilities, the subsidy is 50% of the Project Cost, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/-.
Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY): SGRY is applicable to all rural poor who are in need of wage employment. Preference is given to persons with disabilities.
Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP): The Government of India has approved the introduction of a new credit linked subsidy programme called Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) by merging the two schemes namely the Prime Minister's Rojgar Yojana (PMRY) and Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP), for the generation of employment opportunities through the establishment of micro enterprises in rural as well as urban areas. PMEGP, will be a central sector scheme to be administered by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME). The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will implement the scheme. Its objectives are:
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