Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhuyday Yojana(PM-AJAY)

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Source: The post is based on the article Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhuyday Yojana(PM-AJAY)published in “PIB” on 24th October 2023

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This article talks about Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhuyday Yojana(PM- AJAY).

What is Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhuyday Yojana (PM- AJAY)?

Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Combination of Three Schemes: The scheme is a merger of 3 Centrally Sponsored Schemes namely: Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY), Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Castes Sub Plan ( SCA to SCSP) and Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana (BJRCY).

Aim: To reduce poverty within Scheduled Caste (SC) communities by creating additional job opportunities through skill development, income-generating initiatives, and more.

– To enhance socio-economic development indicators by providing necessary infrastructure and essential services in SC-dominated villages.

Components: The Scheme has three components:

1. Development of SC dominated villages into an “Adarsh Gram”: It aims to ensure integrated development of SC majority villages so that they have adequate infrastructure.

2. Grants-in-aid’ for District/State-level Projects: It offers financial support for district or state-level projects with the aim to improve the socio-economic conditions of SC communities.

– This may include the construction of infrastructure in SC-dominated villages, including those chosen under the Adarsh Gram component as well as the establishment of hostels and residential schools.

3. Construction of Hostels in 

– higher educational institutions which are top-ranked as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of Government of India and are funded by the Centre/State/UT Governments either fully or partially. 

–  schools which are either fully or partially funded by the Centre/State/UT Governments and recommended by the Ministry of Education

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