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International Journal of Trade & Commerce-IIARTC
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ISSN:2277-5811 (P), ISSN:2278-9065 (O)
Frequency: Half Yearly
Impact of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana on Rural Lives: An Evaluation of Rajpura Block Meerut District
Author: Ajay Pratap Singh
This paper indicates that majority of the beneficiaries 63% were SC-ST whereas female were 27%. 90% beneficiaries have no agricultural land while 53% beneficiaries were illiterate. About 55% beneficiaries accepted that employment generated from the programme fulfils the educational needs of the children. About 60% beneficiaries were satisfied with the employment generated from the programme. About 65% beneficiaries accepted that living status of their family improved with the employment generated from the programme. About 75% beneficiaries believe that SGSY is solving the problem of poverty in the country and 85% beneficiaries were agree with the concept of self help groups. Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) is to bring the assisted poor families (Swarozgaris) above the poverty line by ensuring appreciable sustained level of income over a period of time. This objective is to be achieved by interalia organizing the rural poor into Self Help Groups (SHG) 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.
Keywords:Swarozgaris, self-Help groups, poverty, vulnerable groups, micro-finance, unemployment
International Journal of Trade & Commerce (Vol: 5 Issue:1)
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