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Poverty Alleviation Programmes

 

Name

When

started

For

whom

Objective

Comment

 

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

(PMGSY)

 

Dec.

2000

 

Rural

areas

 

To connect villages having

population of more than 500

persons to all-weather roads by the end of 10th Plan.

Upto Nov 2010, 300000

km of road work had been completed.

 

Indra Awas

Yojana (IAY)

 

1985

Urban

poor

 

To provide constructed houses to the poor, free of cost.

 

Upto Jan 2006, about 153 lakh houses had been

constructed. During

2008-09, around 21 lakh houses and 34 lakh

houses in 2009-10 were

constructed.

Swarn Jayanti

Gram Swarozgar

Yojana (SGSY)

 

April,

1999

 

Rural

poor

 

It aims at promoting micro

enterprises and organising the rural poor into self help

groups.

 

It is formulated by subsuming earlier

programmes like IRDP,

MWS. Upto Dec 2010, 153

lakh swarojgaries were

assisted.

Sampoorna

Grameen Rojgar

 

2001

Rural

areas

 

To provide wage

employment in rural areas.

Summation of JRY & EAS. SGRY merged with NERGA in 2006.

Yojana (SGRY)

 

 

Food security and creation of

community, social &

economic assets.

 

Mahatma Gandhi

NREGA

 

2006

Rural

poor

 

To intensify employment in

150 backward districts.

Generation of wage

employment for 100 days in a year to every household in

rural areas.

During 2009-10, 5.25 cr

peoples were given

employment.

 

Swarn Jayanti

Shahkari Rozgar

Yojana (SJSRY)

 

Dec.

1997

 

Urban

poor

 

To provide employment to urban unemployed and underemployed

poor by setting up self-employment ventures.

Summation of earlier urban poverty alleviation

programmes like NRY, urban

basic services

programmes.

 





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