Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana
The Ministry of Rural Development has released grant-in-aid worth Rs.3,75,28,000 as 2nd instalment of central share of funds for the implementation of centrally sponsored Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana which will be spread over 2 districts of Karnataka during the current financial year 2010-11.
The details of the grant-in-aid to the State is as follows :
For the state of Himachal Pradesh grant-in-aid worth Rs1,52,79,000 as 2nd instalment of central share of funds for the implementation of SGSY in 4 districts of Himachal Pradesh during the current financial year 2010-11. The amount of grant will be released to respective District Rural Development Agencies.
Social Mobilization through Self Help Groups
The objective of the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) is to bring the assisted poor families (Swarozgaries) above the Poverty Line by ensuring appreciable sustained level of income over a period of time. This objective is to be achieved by inter alia organizing the rural poor into Self Help Groups(SHGs) through the process of social mobilization, their training and capacity building and provision of income generating assets.
The SHG approach helps the poor to build their self-confidence through community action. Interactions in group meetings and collective decision making enables them in identification and prioritization of their needs and resources. This process would ultimately lead to the strengthening and socio-economic empowerment of the rural poor as well as improve their collective bargaining power.