Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana(SJSRY)
Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) was launched on 01.12.1997 after
subsuming the earlier three schemes for urban poverty alleviation, namely Nehru
Rozgar Yojana (NRY), Urban Basic Services for the Poor (UBSP), and Prime
Ministerís Integrated Urban Poverty
Eradication Programme (PMIUPEP). The key objective of the Scheme was to provide gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed through the setting up of self-employment ventures or provision of wage employment.
To overcome the difficulties faced by the States/UTs and address certain drawbacks in the implementation of SJSRY, the Guidelines of the Scheme have been revised. It is presumed that the revised guidelines will assist in the effective implementation of SJSRY and make a dent on the urban poverty scenario in the country. The Revised Guidelines will come into effect from 1.4.2009.