Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana

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The Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) is the scheme for the development of employment in the rural sector of India. Previously there were two different schemes pertaining to the generation of wage employment in the rural sector under the Ministry of Rural Development in India. The schemes were Employment Assurance Scheme (EAS) for the generation of wage employment and the Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana (JGSY) for the development of infrastructure in the rural areas.

Both the programmes, the EAS and JGSY played a significant part in the development of the rural sector. To ensure the better functioning of the schemes both of them were clubbed together in the year 2001, and the result was the emergence of the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) as the new improved Wage-Employment Programme under the Ministry of Rural Development.

The SGRY scheme has an estimated annual expenditure of ` 10, 000 crores. Under it nearly 50 lakh tonnes of food grains amounting to ` 5, 000 crores is to be supplied to the authorities of the State Governments and Union Territories every year. The funds left out would be used for the purpose of wage payment and other cash requirements. It is to be noted that following this scheme more than 100 crore working days would be generated per year. The scheme is self-evaluating which has placed more stress on the provisions of wage employment to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and women.

Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana - Objectives
  • To provide supplementary wage employment in the rural sector
  • To provide food security to the populace of the rural areas
  • To facilitate the creation of self help groups
  • To provide to the development of economic and social infrastructure in the rural sector
SGRY - Highlights
  • The main purpose of Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana is to assure the income through employment, security food security, and development of the infrastructure.
  • The SGRY scheme falls under the category of Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS)
  • The total expenditure which is expected to be incurred in implementing the project is ` 10,000 crores.
  • Every year nearly 50 lakh tonnes of food grains are to be provided to the State Governments and Union Territories which costs around ` 5,000 crore.
  • The funds allocated for the wage employment and other requirements of cash amount to ` 5,000 crore.
  • The cash requirements of the scheme is shared in a ratio of 75:25 by the Centre and State respectively.
  • The costs pertaining to the food grains provided to the State and Union Territories are paid to the Food Corporation of India (FCI).
  • The Ministry of Rural Development incurs the cost of the food grains under the SGRY scheme
  • The laborers under the scheme of Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana are provided with 5kg food grains per day of work along with the cash wages.
  • The cash wages paid to the laborers would be in accordance to the approved minimum wages under the scheme.
  • The implementation of the scheme may be endowed to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) in sections if the need arises.
  • The Union Territories and the State Governments may calculate the expenses incurred on food grains at either above poverty line rates or below poverty line rates or the average of the two rates .

Last Updated on 19 May 2011