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Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
09-March-2011 13:41 IST
RD Ministry Releases Rs. 39.69 lakhs Under SGSY for Andhra Pradesh
The Ministry of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth Rs. 39,69,000/- (Rs. Thirty nine lakh and sixty nine thousand only) as 2nd instalment of central share of funds for the implementation of centrally sponsored Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana to be spread over Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh during the current financial year 2010-11. The amount of grant will be released to respective District Rural Development Agency.

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.