Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is implementing through all the States/UTs a Central sponsored programme called Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojna (SJSRY) for alleviating urban poverty.


With a view to provide gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed through encouraging the setting up of self-employment ventures or provision of wage employment, a new urban poverty alleviation programme, namely Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana (SJSRY) was launched on 1.12.1997 after subsuming the earlier three Urban Poverty Alleviation Schemes, namely Urban Basic Services for the Poor (UBSP), Nehru Rojgar Yojana (NRY) and Prime Ministers Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme (PMIUPEP).

Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana (SJSRY) consists of two major components namely –

  1. The Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP)
  2. The Urban Wage Employment Programme (UWEP)

Under the Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP) component of Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojna, a special provision of 3% is reserved for disabled persons. Disabled are given assistance to set up self-employment ventures. The disabled people are also given training in acquiring/ upgrading skills for the purpose of setting up self-employment ventures or for securing salaried employment with enhanced remuneration. Selection of trades and the institutions for imparting the requisite training is decided by the State Nodal Agency/Urban Local Bodies in the State.

Source: CCPD Annual Report 2006-2007