|Schemes : Centrally Sponsored Schemes : Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)|
2.4 Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)
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SGSY is being implemented since April 1999 as a major anti-poverty scheme for the rural poor, by organizing them into Self Help Groups (SHGs), providing them with skill development training and helping them to get credit linkage with financial institutions and providing infrastructure and marketing support for the products produced by them. Government of India and the State Government are sharing the costs in the ratio of 75:25.
Power Laundry, Pillaiyarpatti Panchayat, Thanjavur District
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In 2010-11 a sum of Rs.148.04 crores has been allocated for the implementation of this scheme with a credit target of Rs.243.936 crores. In order to implement the scheme in a more purposeful manner, the following initiatives will be taken in 2008-09:
i) A major portion of the Scheme component will be utilised for the disbursement of the subsidy component of Revolving fund to the eligible SHGs formed under Mahalir Thittam.
ii) To encourage the marketing of products produced by SHGs, Calendar of Exhibitions of SHG products for the Districts have been prepared and arrange the exhibitions will be accordingly conducted as per the schedule charted out in the Calendar.
iii) The implementation of SGSY scheme was so far monitored by Director of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, whereas, the Mahalir Thittam and Vazhundhu Kattuvom Project that also focus on the empowerment of women, are monitored by the Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women. In order to ensure that there is a convergence of activities taken up under SGSY scheme, Mahalir Thittam and the Vazhundhu Kattuvom Project, the monitoring of SGSY scheme has now been ordered to be transferred to the Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women.