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Prime Minister's Rozgar Yojana (PMRY)

PMRY is being implemented since 1993. The Scheme is designed to create and provide sustainable self-employment opportunities to one million educated unemployed youth in the country during the 8th Plan period. During the last 5 years of its implementation, it was felt that certain parameters of the PMRY Scheme needed modification. For example condition of eligibility such as age, educational qualifications were coming in the way of expanding the coverage of the scheme in some cases. Similarly the total financial assistance per case was found to be insufficient in case of certain viable activities.

Features of PMRY Scheme:

1.This is a centrally sponsored scheme

2.The Development Commissioner (Small-Scale Industries) under Ministry of Small Scale, Rural and Agro, Industries Government of India is the apex body for this scheme.

3.The respective Commissioner/Director of Industries implements the scheme at the State level except the four metropolitan cities, with an overall monitoring by the concerned Secretaries of Industries.

4.The implementation agencies at the grass root level are District Industries Centre (DIC) who would be instrumental for the grounding of the units.

5.Small Industries Service Institute(SISI) located in the four Metropolitan cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai are the implementing agencies of this scheme.

6.The DCSSI has setup a special PMRY division in the headquarters under the able guidance of an IAS officer. DCSSI formulates the rules, regulations and guideline instructions and provides clarifications on all the matters pertaining to PMRY scheme. It has also devised a complete feedback information by the means of getting monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports from all the states to closely monitor the implementation and progress of the scheme.

7.Similarly at the state level, State Level PMRY Committee meetings monitors the progress of the scheme every quarter.

8.The yearly targets for number of beneficiaries for each state is fixed by DCSSI.

Objective:

Objective:To unite & empower women so as to face the challenges of day to day life.

Rural ladies are unorganized. Their life style is full of hardships. They have a hectic schedule consisting of water collection, agricultural work, fuel wood collection and storage etc. A typical rural woman takes care of the entire family but does not pay attention towards her health. She does not her own problems and cannot share it with her family members easily. She has to take care of her husband, children & other family members. Many times habits of husband, in laws and children become the cause of deep anxiety. Ladies have to depend financially on husband and family members. They have no say in decision making. Women in villages are not united and cannot meet regularly due to their busy life style. They need a common platform to come together & share their views. Self help group (SHG) is one such platform. We have taken active part in forming such 50 SHGS in about 25 villages. Mahila Sanghtika (lady social worker) initiates the group and supports them wherever required. They are linked with nationalized banks.

Our Mahila Sanghatika help ladies in conducting meetings, bank operations, organizing programs, and training for self employment. In her individual meetings, she identifies social and economical problems and tries to solve them with the help of SHG team mates. We emphasize on economical upliftment, employment generation, solving social problems related to children education, family counseling health problems, etc. Our Mahila Sanghtika attend monthly meeting to identify such problems. We also conduct monthly meeting of all office bearers of SHGs to discuss their common problems and try to solve them. It is observed that ladies are getting united and are becoming independent financially & vocal in their family matters.