Helping Markets and States Work for Development

Sampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojana (SGRY) provided wage employment and food security, by undertaking labour-intensive work in rural areas and contributes to the creation of durable community assets. Wages were paid as a combination of foodgrains and cash. In 2008, the self-targeting programme merged with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). This scheme brief looks at the programme’s salient features, various components, and achievements in the years it has been in operation.