Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana (JGSY)

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Introduction

Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana (JGSY) is the restructured, streamlined and comprehensive version of the erstwhile Jawahar Rozgar Yojana(JRY). It has been launched on 1st April, 1999. It has been designed to improve the quality of life of the rural poor by providing them additional gainful employment.

Objective

The primary objective of Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana is the creation of demand driven village infrastructure including durable assets to enable the rural poor to increase the opportunities for sustained employment. The secondary objective is the generation of supplementary employment for the unemployed poor in the rural areas.

Target Group

People living in villages constitute the target group of JGSY. Preference is given to SCs/STs, families living below the poverty line and physically handicapped persons.

Salient features

* The programme is being implemented entirely at the Village Panchayat level. District Rural Development Agencies (DRDAs)/ Zilla Parishads(ZPs) will release the funds including State matching share directly to Village Panchayats.

Funding Pattern

The programme will be implemented as a Centrally sponsored scheme on cost sharing basis between the centre and the States in the ratio of 75:25 DRDAs/Zila Parishads will release the funds including State matching share directly to Village Panchayats. In the case of Union Territories, entire funds under the scheme will be provided by the Centre.

Implementing Agency

The Programme is to be implemented by village panchayats with the approval of Gram Sabha. For seeking assistance, Village Pardhan, Panchayat members, Block Development Officer, District Collector or District Rural Development Agency may be contacted.

JGSY in Tiruvallur

In the remote village of Koormavilasapuram in Tiruvalangadu Block, the villagers wanted to have a kitchen shed for the elementary school. Cooking had been done outside with the danger of the food being contaminated by dust, flies, bird droppings,etc. A Kitchen shed was administratively sanctioned by DRDA for Rs.0.39 lakhs and was completed and put into use under JGSY 2000-2001. The people of the village resolved in their annual plan to allocate much of the funds under JGSY to only this work and today the kitchen shed is functioning. The school children are happy to have a kitchen shed in their school. Ms.Selvi, the teacher of the school says that since the shed has been built there is safety for the stock of rice, pulses, etc. The food cooked is also hygienic.


Kitchen shed constructed at Koormavilasapuram of Tiruvalangadu Block under JGSY


Community Center at Andarkuppam Kadapakkam Village Puzhal Block


PDS Outlet at Nerkundram Panchayat Villivakkam Block


Panchayat Office altered building at Pakkam Panchayat in Tiruvallur Block


Bus Shelter at Thalavedu Panchayat in Tiruvalangadu Block