The Union Government to launch a new sub-scheme “AGEY” as part of DAY– NRLM
Published: August 14, 2017
The Government of India will soon launch a new sub-scheme named “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)” as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). Initially, AGEY will be implemented in 250 Blocks in the country on pilot basis with each Block provided upto 6 vehicles to operate the transport services.
The Self Help Groups (SHGs) under DAY-NRLM will operate road transport service in backward areas. This will help to provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services to connect remote villages with key services and amenities (such as access to markets, education and health) for the overall economic development of backward rural areas. This will also provide an additional avenue of livelihood for SHGs.
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana • Economy • Financial services • Grameen Bank • Microfinance • National rural livelihood mission • Poverty in India • Rural community development • Self-help group