Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY)
This scheme has been merged with NREGS since February 2006 so only most important points are given below:
- The Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) was launched on 25 September, 2001 by merging the on-going schemes of EAS (Employment Assurance Scheme) and the JGSY (Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojna)
- Objective was to providing additional wage employment and food security, alongside creation of durable community assets in rural areas.
- The annual outlay was Rs.10, 000 crore which included 50 lakh tones on food grains.
- The cash component shared between the Centre and the States in the ratio of 75:25.
- Food grains were provided free of cost to the States/UTs.
- Minimum wages paid to the workers through a mix of minimum five kg of food grains and at least 25 per cent of wages in cash.
- Implemented by all the three tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutions. Each level of Panchayat was an independent unit for formulation of Action.
- Resources distributed among District Panchayats, Intermediate Panchayats and the Gram Panchayats in the ratio of 20:30:50.
- Contractors not permitted to be engaged for execution of any of the works and no middlemen/intermediate agencies can be engaged for executing works under the scheme.