Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) is an vikas initiative launched by the Government of India to provide sustainable income to poorest of the poor people living in rural & urban areas of the country. The scheme was launched on April 1, 1999.
By merging IRDP(Integrated rural development program in 1980), TRYSEM ,DWCRA (development of women in rural area in 1982) and one million wells Yojna ,this scheme was launched .
The SGSY(Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana) aims at providing self-employment to villagers through the establishment of self-help groups. Activity clusters are established based on the aptitude and skill of the people which are nurtured to their maximum potential. Funds are provided by NGOs, banks and financial institutions.
Since its inception, over 2.25 million Self-help groups have been established with an investment of ₹14,403 crore (US$2.2 billion), profiting over 6.697 million people.
The Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) was launched as an integrated programme for self-employment of the rural poor with effect from April 1, 1999.