Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojna

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PM- Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojna (AJAY), sponsored scheme by the Government of India, focuses on the socio-economic advancement of Scheduled Castes (SCs) across the country. Here is the full DOSJE PM-AJAY Scheme Details:

Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojna
OrganizationDepartment of Social Justice & Empowerment
Scheme NamePradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojna (PM-AJAY)
Full NamePradhan Mantri Scheduled Caste Abyudaya Yojana (PM-AJAY)
Applicable ForScheduled Castes individuals below the poverty line
Applicable State/UTAll India
WebsitePM-AJAY Official Website
ImplementerDepartment of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India
Target GroupScheduled Castes (SC)

Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojna Objectives

To lift SC communities out of poverty by generating employment opportunities through skill development and income-generating schemes. To enhance socio-economic indicators by strengthening infrastructure and services in SC dominated villages. To promote literacy and school enrolment among SCs, to facilitate access to quality education. Components:

Income Generation Schemes

To encourage entrepreneurship among SCs. Provide subsidy of Rs.10,000 per beneficiary or % of the loan. Skill Development Programmes:

  • Promote capacity building through training.
  • Align skill training with national framework.
  • Infrastructure Development:
  • Implement development projects in SC-dominated villages to bridge development gaps.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Allocate up to 4% of grants-in-aid for supervision, monitoring and evaluation of economic development schemes.
  • Allow up to 1% of total funds for administrative expenses of State SC Corporations.
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Criteria for Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojna

  • SC persons living below the poverty line are eligible for income-generating schemes and skill development programmes.
  • Villages with more than 50% SC population are eligible for infrastructure development grants.
  • Coverage:
    Applicable in 28 States/UTs.
  • Not Covered:
  • States: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Mizoram
  • Union Territories: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Ladakh and Lakshadweep.

Main Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojna

  • To increase the income of SCs through livelihood projects and infrastructure development.
  • To increase literacy rate and school enrollment among SCs.
  • To reduce poverty and uplift the socio-economic status of SCs.
  • For more information, visit the official website of Department of Social Justice and Empowerment.

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