(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013 - PIB "Topic : Rehabilitation Of Manual Scavengers"

(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013

Chapter: Gist of Press Information Bureau Articles

Topic: Rehabilitation Of Manual Scavengers

Q.  Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS)?

  • A massive self-employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS) was launched in January in 2007 to provide financial support to them and their dependents for their rehabilitation in alternative occupations. The scheme provides training in various skills for a period up to one year, with payment of stipend at the rate of Rs.1, 000 per month.

  • Loan at concessional rate of interest for self employment projects costing upto Rs. 5lakh. For projects up to Rs.25000 the rate of interest is four per cent per annum for women beneficiaries and 5 per cent for men.

  • Capital subsidy at the rate 50 per cent of the project cost, for projects up to Rs.25, 000, and at the rate of 25 percent for projects above Rs. 25,000, with a minimum of Rs.12, 500 and maximum of Rs.20, 000.

Q. What is Mahila Adhikarita Yojana?

  • In the scheme called Mahila Adhikarita Yojana (MAY), Loan is provided to Women Safai Karamcharis and Scavenger women and their dependent daughters upto Rs. 50,000 - per beneficiary.

  • Term loans are provided for Schemes and Projects upto Rs. 1.00 Lakh. Educational loans up to Rs. 10 lakh for four years are also provided for diploma and degrees after twelfth at the interest rate three and a half per cent for girls and 4 per cent for boys.

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