Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana {सम्पूर्ण ग्रामीण रोज़गार योजना}

The Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana launched by the government of India to provide livelihood and employment to the economically backward community in rural India. It is an EAS based allocation based scheme. The implementation of the scheme is done through Panchayati Raj Institutions.

It was launched on 25 Sept 2001 was done by merging the Employment Assurance Scheme ( EAS ) and Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana. It mainly aims to provide means of livelihood to people below the poverty line


1. The primary objective is providing an additional source of income to the people living below the poverty line in rural India thereby ensuring food security and reduce the malnutrition levels in the country.

2. The secondary objective is to aid in the creation of a self-sustaining community which has social, economic and infrastructural assets mainly in the rural areas of India.

Method of implementation

The programme is implemented in the cost-sharing model by the Central and State government in the ratio of 75:25 of the cash component of the scheme, respectively. However, in case of implementation by the Union territories, the entire funding shall be done by the Central Government.

Eligibility Criteria

The Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana is open to all rural people who need employment and can do manual and unskilled work in their respective region. Also while providing means of livelihood, the preference for the job shall be given first to those earning from farms, non-farming based unskilled workers, persons displaced due to human-made and nature-based calamities, members of backward community and people engaged in hazardous occupations, parents of disabled children.

You will be able to learn more about the complete guidelines here.

Strategy of Implementation

1. The programme will be implemented through the provision of the Panchayati Raj system driven institutions.

2. Any funds under the scheme will be available for all tiers of the Panchayati Raj system, i.e. Districts, Taluka and Village level

3. The ratio of fund distribution between the District, Taluka and Village Panchyati Raj institutions will be 50:30:20

4. From the total sum allocated for the scheme, 5% of the amount shall be retained by the concerned authority towards use during distressing times. This amount shall be disbursed in the following year to the best performing districts as part of the scheme as additional revenues.

Special Protection for Weaker sections of the society

1. 22.5% of the total sum allocated at the District and Taluka level shall be side marked for individual benefactions of the SC/ST families living below the poverty line

2. Nearly 50% of the total allocation at the village level shall be earmarked for the upliftment of the SC/ST communities in terms of social and infrastructure level development

3. 30% of the total employment opportunities will be made marked for women

Panchayat definition

1. The definition of the village panchayat is as follows

a. Village Panchayat

b. Mandals

c. Nagar Panchayat

d. Village councils

e. Village development board having legal validity

2. If Village Panchayat institution is not available at the concerned location, the funds shall be handled by the administrator ( as appointed by the district panchayat ) who will be responsible for the implementation of the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana in such panchayats. However, the scope of the works which needs to be undertaken shall be decided by the Gram Sabha of the village.

Forest Villages

The forest villages, which currently doesn’t have any statutory authority shall be treated as village panchayat under the scope of this scheme

Works Prohibited under Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana

The following range of works shall not be considered under the purview of this scheme:

1. Building for religious purposes

2. Monuments

3. Memorial Statues

4. Idols

5. Arch Gate/ Welcomes Gates

6. Bridges connecting villages

7. Buildings for Higher secondary education purpose

8. Repairing of roads

Other Features

1. There is no cap on the upper cost of the proposed work undertaken under this scheme

2. However, the size of the work has to be of such nature that the timeline of completion of the project has to be within one year

3. It shall be extended to 2 years under exceptional circumstances

4. External involvement of third-party contractors, external technical inputs need to be avoided

5. No agency shall be involved in the execution of such projects


1. There shall be regular monitoring of the impact of the scheme in rural areas and their livelihoods through impact studies undertaken by the social institutions in India under the purview of the government.

2. Progress reports need to be submitted at the District, taluka and village level on a monthly or yearly basis for monitoring of the progress of the works undertaken under this scheme

3. Vigilance committees shall be appointed at the state and district level to ensure corruption-free operation of the works undertaken under this scheme

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When shall the funds under the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana scheme be released yearly?

The centre shall release the funds in 2 instalments yearly. This depends upon the status of the release of previous years 2nd instalment release without the existence of any discrepancies. 2nd instalment release is done on the request of DRDAs.

Q. Where can I learn more about this scheme?

You can learn more about this scheme here.

Q. Can Self Help groups withdraw funds as part of this scheme?

Yes, Self-Help Groups (SHG’s) as defined by the Swarozgaris committee drawn from the BPL list of Gram Sabha can withdraw funds necessary for work form leading banks in the village area.

Q. Is the skill enhancement of unskilled workers part of the scheme?

Yes, skill enhancement of unskilled workers can be a part of the scheme, and appropriate funds shall be disbursed by the DRDA as necessary.

Q. Does Ganga Kalyan Yojana scheme enrollees participate in this scheme?

The Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana is created with the amalgamation of following schemes as given below. Enrollees of below programmes are eligible for benefits of the SGRY.

1. Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP)

2. Training of Rural Youth for Self-Employment (TRYSEM)

3. Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA)

4. Supply of Improved Toolkits to Rural Artisans (SITRA)

5. Ganga Kalyan Yojana (GKY)

6. Million Wells Scheme (MWS)