CENTRAL GRANTS TO HIMACHAL PRADESH UNDER SGRY

The Ministry of Rural Development has sanctioned Grants-in-aid amounting to Rs. 8.18 lakh as restoration of second instalment of central assistance for implementation of the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) during the current financial year (2006-07) to Shimla District of Himachal Pradesh.

The grant is towards plan expenditure and will be utilized for approved items of works subject to the conditions laid down in the SGRY Guidelines. The expenditure on implementation of the programme with regard to cash component is to be shared on 75:25 basis between the Central and the State Government respectively.

The first instalment during the year 2007-08 under the scheme will be released after receiving the details of the Meetings held by the Vigilance and Monitoring Committee at the District and State level in 2006-07.

The Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) to provide additional wage employment to the rural areas as also food security, alongside the creation of durable community assets, socio-economic infrastructure in the rural areas. Under the Scheme, foodgrains is provided every year, free of cost to the State Governments and Union Territory Administration. The payment of food grains is made by the Ministry of Rural Development to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) directly.

Microbiologist and a Toxicologist, Des was born in Nither, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. At present Dr. Kashyap is working as a Research Faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine in Gary, Indiana, USA.

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