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Swachhta Udyami Yojana :Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Swachhta Udyami Yojana

(a) the salient features and objectives of the Swachhta Udyami Yojana along with its present status; 
(b) the projects/activities under the said scheme, State/UT-wise; 
(c) the details of the funds allocated/ released by the Government under the scheme since its inception, State-wise; 
(d) the details of employment opportunities created for safai karamcharis/ manual scavengers in the country, State/ UT-wise since the inception of the Yojana; 
(e) the details of the targets set and achievements made thereunder, so far; 
(f) whether the achievements made are upto the targets set, if not, the reasons therefor and the corrective steps taken by the Government in this regard; and 
(g) the other steps taken/being taken by the Government to provide livelihood to safai karamcharis and liberate manual scavengers to achieve the overall goal of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’?

To know the answer of above questions reg. Swachhta Udyami Yojana please see below the full text of Loksabha Unstarred Question No.4977.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4977
ANSWERED ON: 23.07.2019
Swachhta Udyami Yojana
Subhash Ramrao Bhamre
Heena Vijaykumar Gavit
Amol Ramsing Kolhe
Kuldeep Rai Sharma
Supriya Sadanand Sule
Sunil Dattatray Tatkare

Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) the salient features and objectives of the Swachhta Udyami Yojana along with its present status; 

(b) the projects/activities under the said scheme, State/UT-wise; 

(c) the details of the funds allocated/ released by the Government under the scheme since its inception, State-wise; 

(d) the details of employment opportunities created for safai karamcharis/ manual scavengers in the country, State/ UT-wise since the inception of the Yojana; 

(e) the details of the targets set and achievements made thereunder, so far; 

(f) whether the achievements made are upto the targets set, if not, the reasons therefor and the corrective steps taken by the Government in this regard; and 

(g) the other steps taken/being taken by the Government to provide livelihood to safai karamcharis and liberate manual scavengers to achieve the overall goal of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SHRI RAMDAS ATHAWALE)

(a): The salient features of the Swachhta Udyami Yojana of National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) are given at Annexure-A.

(b) and (c): The Scheme is being implemented by NSKFDC. There is no provision for State-wise allocation of funds under the scheme.

(d): State-wise details of beneficiaries covered under the scheme are at Annexure-B.

(e) and (f): The scheme is a demand driven scheme and no target is fixed.

(g): “Swach Bharat Abhiyan” is not implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. However, this Ministry is working towards providing livelihood to safai Karamcharis and liberation of Manual Scavengers through its programs run through NSKFDC, which is a Corporation under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. NSKFDC provides financial assistance through State Channelizing Agencies to its target groups. They also impart employment linked Skill Development Training Programmes in various courses across the country through sector skill councils and government sector training institutes.

NSKFDC also provides stipend @ Rs.1500/- per person per month for non- residential training and @ Rs.500/- per person per month for residential training in case of trainees from the category of Safai Karamcharis. 

Under Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers, the identified manual scavengers are also provided the following benefits:

(i) Onetime cash assistance of Rs.40,000/- to the identified manual scavenger.
(ii) Skill development training to the manual scavenger/dependent family member with monthly stipend of Rs.3,000/-.
Loans upto Rs.15 lakh at concessional rate of interest with capital subsidy of Rs.3,25,000/- for undertaking alternative self employment projects.

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Source: Loksabha

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