New Delhi: January 18, 2012
With a view to identify those below poverty line, Government of India has launched the combined Rural-Urban Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) in June, 2011 throughout the country including North-Eastern States and Sikkim. No separate survey has been conducted, however. The State Governments have already initiated the SECC with financial and technical support of Government of India.
Under Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) meant to address issues of employment, skill training and community development of the urban poor, the funding for North-Eastern States including Sikkim is shared between the Centre and the States in the ratio of 90:10, considering the lack of financial resources with the States in the region. This Ministry is also implementing the scheme of 10% lumpsum provision for the benefit of North-Eastern Region including Sikkim.
Projects benefiting the urban poor and low income groups are provided support under the central pool. Community market, Slum re-development, multipurpose resource centres, community sanitation works, etc. are some of the areas which are covered under the scheme.
Statements showing progress of SJSRY and 10% NER Scheme in the North-Eastern Region including Sikkim in last three years and the current years are Annexure-I to II respectively.