SGSY Guidlines

With a view to ensure inclusion of the rural poor in the growth process, the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India had formulated several schemes specifically targeted at rural BPL. Among these, the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY), launched on 1st April 1999, aims to bring the assisted families (Swarozgaris) above the poverty line by ensuring appreciable sustained level of income over a period of time. The objective is to be achieved by inter linking the rural poor into Self Help Groups (SHG’s) through the process of social mobilization, training and capacity building. The SHG approach helps the poor to build their self confidence through community action and this process would ultimately lead to the strengthening and socio economic empowerment of the rural poor as well as their collective bargaining power.

The recommendations of an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) constituted to address the issue of capacity building and training, the Special Projects for Skill Development of Rural Youths under Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) was designed to equip the unemployed rural youths from the BPL Households with marketable skills, which would enable them to either secure placement in the industry or pursue sustainable self employment opportunities through micro enterprise.

These programmes were aimed at delivery of training, largely through the government machinery, supported by some civil society participants. In the special project component of SGSY, placement linked skill development programme was taken up on pilot basis through public private partnership mode (PPP). The sucess and feed back of special projects will up-scale the skill developmet programme. since this project will ensure the regular wage employment to atleast our member of rural BPL and this will enable them to come out of poverty therefore.