Question : POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAMME



(a) the State-wise amount fixed annualy for the poverty alleviation programme under the Tenth Five Year Plan;

(b) the State-wise details of training programmes being launched by the Union Government and State Governments for the benefit of poor people so that they could be able to earn their livelihood;

(c) whether the Government proposes to launch more training programmes related to various trades with a view to generate self-employment opportunities for alleviation of poverty; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

Answer given by the minister

MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) IN THE MINISTRY OF URBAN EMPLOYMENT & POVERTY ALLEVIATION ( KUMARI SELJA )

(a): Total allocation for the Tenth Five Year Plan period for the Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana, the urban poverty alleviation programme being implemented by the Ministry of Urban Employment & Poverty Alleviation is Rs.541 Crore. The annual allocation to the States/UTs is made in proportion to the incidence of urban poverty in the States/UTs and is also dependent upon the availability of budget allocation made in the Scheme. State-wise allocations made in the last three years under Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana are at Annexure-I.

(b): Under the Self employment component of the Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana, skill training is provided to the urban poor, living below the poverty line, in variety of services in manufacture and trades as well as in local skills and local crafts trades, suited to their aptitude and local conditions so that they can set up self-employment ventures or secure salaried employment with enhanced remuneration. State-wise details of the persons provided skill training under Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana, since its inception on 1.12.1997 and as reported upto 30.6.2005 is given at ANNEXURE-II.

(c)&(d): Emphasis is given to skill training of the urban poor under Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana as it helps in the capacity building of the beneficiaries to make them qualified for better opportunities. During the Tenth Plan period, Ministry has fixed a target of providing skill training/upgradation to 5,00,000 urban poor under Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana.

ANNEXURES REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a)&(b) OF LOK SABHA USQ NO. 1339 FOR 2.8.2005.

ANNEXURE-I

STATEMENT SHOWING STATEWISE CENTRAL FUND ALLOCATION DURING THE LAST THREE YEARS UNDER SWARNA JAYANTI SHAHARI ROZGAR YOJANA(SJSRY)


                                                                (Rs. in lakhs)
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      SL.   NAME OF THE STATE/UTs     2002-03         2003-04       2004-05
      NO.                           Allocation      Allocation    Allocation
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      1    ANDHRA PRADESH              784.37          790.19        773.35
      2    ARUNACHAL PRADESH            58.54           53.63         53.26
      3    ASSAM                       478.03          506.43        496.32
      4    BIHAR                       427.02          425.38        468.09
      5    CHHATTISGARH                236.41          235.88        278.58
      6    GOA                          17.52            7.66          7.50
      7    GUJARAT                     366.69          364.59        356.82
      8    HARYANA                      70.62           69.95         68.47
      9    HIMACHAL PRADESH             55.21           44.77         44.75
      10   JAMMU & KASHMIR              62.98           52.93         52.88
      11   JHARKHAND                   213.37          212.31        156.02
      12   KARNATAKA                   580.09          577.46        565.15
      13   KERALA                      261.98          260.50        254.95
      14   MADHYA PRADESH              813.93          818.32        753.15
      15   MAHARASHTRA                1331.81         1335.21       1306.75
      16   MANIPUR                     133.72          140.43        137.64
      17   MEGHALAYA                    70.10           72.36         70.91
      18   MIZORAM                      91.22           95.76         93.84
      19   NAGALAND                     59.67           59.58         58.38
      20   ORISSA                      330.94          329.69        322.65
      21   PUNJAB                       58.45           55.69         54.49
      22   RAJASTHAN                   349.20          347.59        340.19
      23   SIKKIM                       25.59           17.55         17.47
      24   TAMIL NADU                  651.70          648.58        634.76
      25   TRIPURA                      99.17          104.26        102.18
      26   UTTRANCHAL                   76.18           76.49         74.82
      27   UTTAR PRADESH              1450.29         1453.55       1422.61
      28   WEST BENGAL                 435.20          433.26        424.02
      29   A & N ISLANDS               114.30          117.01        131.03
      30   CHANDIGARH                  122.27          136.98        154.29
      31   D & N HAVELI                 23.91           14.63         16.38
      32   DAMAN & DIU                  32.52           24.38         27.30
      33   DELHI                       125.15          132.30        132.47
      34   PONDICHERRY                  65.85           58.70         58.53
           Total                     10074.00        10074.00       9910.00

	ANNEXURE-II

      STATEMENT  SHOWING  STATE-WISE  CUMULATIVE DETAILS OF  PERSONS  PROVIDED
      SKILL  TRAINING UNDER SWARNA JAYANTI SHAHARI ROZGAR YOJANA (SJSRY) SINCE
      ITS INCEPTION (AS REPORTED UPTO 30-6-2005).

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              Sl.  Name of the State       NO. OF PERSONS TRAINED
              No.
              ------------------------------------------------------
              1    ANDHRA PRADESH                   35894
              2    ARUNACHAL PRADESH                  211
              3    ASSAM                             5819
              4    BIHAR                              629
              5    CHHATTISGARH                      5955
              6    GOA                                996
              7    GUJARAT                          47315
              8    HARYANA                          14488
              9    HIMACHAL PRADESH                  3421
              10   JAMMU & KASHMIR                  14285
              11   JHARKHAND                            0
              12   KARNATAKA                       112726
              13   KERALA                           33536
              14   MADHYA PRADESH                   79762
              15   MAHARASHTRA                     121994
              16   MANIPUR                           2506
              17   MEGHALAYA                         1345
              18   MIZORAM                           2117
              19   NAGALAND                          1970
              20   ORISSA                           18387
              21   PUNJAB                           13464
              22   RAJASTHAN                        15226
              23   SIKKIM                            1360
              24   TAMIL NADU                       16225
              25   TRIPURA                           7448
              26   UTTARANCHAL                       1414
              27   UTTAR PRADESH                    91995
              28   WEST BENGAL                      73714
              29   A&N ISLANDS                          0
              30   CHANDIGARH                        2130
              31   D&N HAVELI                         219
              32   DAMAN & DIU                          0
              33   DELHI                             1995
              34   PONDICHERRY                       3052
                   TOTAL                           731598