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Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana in India / आजीविका ग्रामीण एक्सप्रेस योजना

आजीविका ग्रामीण एक्सप्रेस योजना  (हिंदी में)

The Union Ministry of Rural Development (Government of India) has announced new sub-scheme Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY) under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). The main purpose of Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana is to provide an alternative source of livelihoods to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) under DAY-NRLM by facilitating them to operate public transport services in backward rural areas. The sub-scheme will provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services like e-rickshaws, 3 and 4 wheeler motorized transport vehicles to connect remote villages with key services and amenities including access to markets, education, and health for the overall economic development of the area. The sub-scheme will be implemented in 250 blocks in the country on a pilot basis for a period of 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The States have been informed about the number of blocks allocated to them to take up this sub-scheme in the pilot phases

Benefits of Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana in India:

  • Government provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services like e-rickshaws, 3 & 4 wheeler motorized transport vehicles to connect remote villages with key services and amenities including access to markets, education, and health for the overall economic development of the area

Features of Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana in India:

  1. The Union Ministry of Rural Development (Government of India) has announced new sub-scheme Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY) under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
  2. The main purpose of Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana is to provide an alternative source of livelihoods to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) under DAY-NRLM by facilitating them to operate public transport services in backward rural areas
  3. The Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana will be implemented in 250 blocks in India on a pilot basis for a period of 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20
  4. The States have been informed about the number of blocks allocated to them to take up this sub-scheme in the pilot phases
  5. The Government is implementing DAY-NRLM across the country in all States and Union Territories (except Delhi and Chandigarh). Under DAY-NRLM, till date, 34.4 lakh women SHGs have been promoted under the program
  6. The programme has a special focus on women empowerment including a dedicated component for promoting farm and non-farm based livelihoods for women farmers in rural areas. Near about 34 lakh women farmers have benefited from this program.
  7. In addition, start-up enterprises at village levels are also supported to promote entrepreneurial activities in those areas

References & Details:

  1. For more details about Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana in India Visit: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=168693
  2. Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) visit: http://www.aajeevika.gov.in/

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