The following is from a PIB release.

30 DRDAs in Orissa have been sanctioned grant-in-aid of Rs.34.23 crore as balance Payment of first instalment of Central Share of funds under Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana(SGSY) during the year 2007-2008 as per details given in the Annexure.

The amount should be utilized on the Programme as per approved guidelines of SGSY. The funding pattern will be 75:25 by the Centre and the State.

The State Government should release its share within one month of the date of release of the Central assistance.

Under SGSY, assistance is given to the poor family living below the poverty line for taking up self-employment. It actively promotes group approach by organising the rural poor into Self-Help Groups.