Schemes Included in the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point
Programme for the Welfare of Minorities
Relating to Generation of Employment Opportunities
The schemes included in the Prime Minister’s new 15 Point Programme for the welfare of Minorities relating to generation of employment opportunities are: Swarn Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana (SJSRY); Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) and Priority Sector Lending under which 15% are earmarked for Minorities every year and are implemented by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Rural Development and Department of Financial Services respectively. National Minorities Finance & Development Corporation (NMDFC), an organization under the Ministry of Minority Affairs, has loan schemes for generating self-employment and income for the Minorities.
The financial achievement during 2010-11 under Swarn Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana has been over Rs. 30.97 crore; physical achievement under Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana during 2010-11 has been 2,44,225; and the achievement under Priority Sector lending to Minorities during 2010-11 has been Rs. 1,43,396.70 crore.